Five FDNY Firefighters Injured in Floor Collapse

Five FDNY firefighters were injured after a floor collapsed at a blaze that killed a resident.


Five FDNY firefighters were injured after a floor collapsed at a blaze that killed one resident and left another in critical condition this morning, according to NY1.

The fire started in the second floor of a four-story apartment complex in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn around 6 a.m.

Residents were rescued from fire escapes and the root and a third resident was transported to a local hospital.

The injuries sustained by the firefighters were reported to be minor.

"We had to force entry," Deputy Chief Stephen Moro told the news station. "There was smoke throughout the whole building. We had to remove a lot of people."

Close to 130 firefighters took an hour to bring the blaze under control.

At least four units were left uninhabitable, according to the report.

It's unclear what caused the fire and an investigation is underway.