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Blaze flares up in Flatbush apartment building, injuring four - Brooklyn Paper

Blaze flares up in Flatbush apartment building, injuring four

All that remains: Five-dozen firefighters rushed to Ocean Avenue early on Tuesday morning to battle a blaze that swept through the fourth floor of a six-story apartment building.
Photo by Paul Martinka

A fire tore through a Flatbush apartment building on Tuesday morning, injuring four, according to fire officials.

The blaze that gutted the fourth floor of the six-story apartment building at 465 Ocean Ave. kicked off at 6:25 am, the fire department said.

The inferno spread to the fifth floor of the structure between Caton and Church avenues before the 60 smoke eaters dispatched to the scene could extinguish it, fire officials said. The flames were under control by 7:03 am, according to FDNY.

The injuries the four residents sustained were not life-threatening, officials reported.

The cause of the conflagration is under investigation, a fire department spokesman stated.

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