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Fire guts Seventh Avenue apartment; two injured

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The fire broke out around 12:30 pm and gutted the upstairs apartment in the building on Seventh Avenue between Carroll Street and Garfield Place.
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Firefighters quickly got it under control.
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They don’t call them “smokeeaters” for nothing.
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Nothing safe about this FDNY role.
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Two Seventh Avenue residents were injured in a fire that broke out in their third-floor apartment on Wednesday.

The blaze near Garfield Place in Park Slope started at 12:25 pm, drawing 60 firefighters, who put out the fire within 35 minutes. The FDNY is still investigating the cause.

A Fire Department spokesman said that the two residents were not badly hurt — a surprise to at least one neighbor who saw the bright orange flames lashing their violent tongues out the window.

“It was very scary — there was lots of fire and smoke coming out of the windows,” said Ella Auerbakh, who runs a day spa across the street from the building. “Thankfully, it wasn’t worse.”

Reach reporter Daniel Bush at dbush@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8310. Follow him at twitter.com/dan_bush.

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