12 people injured in Brownsville NYCHA building blaze: FDNY

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Twelve people were injured in a fire at a Brownsville public housing development on Wednesday morning.

The blaze broke out at building two of the Langston Hughes Apartments at 315 Sutter Ave. at around 9:50 a.m, according to the FDNY.

Some 78 firefighter from Ladder 120 were called on to battle the fire, which broke out in an apartment on the fourth floor of the 22-story NYCHA complex.

The blaze left 11 residents with minor injuries while one person was critically injured, per the FDNY, but all tenants were able to evacuate as the fire progressed.

All injured tenants were taken to local hospitals, where they are being treated for their injuries.

Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control by 10:20 a.m. The cause of the fire is not yet known, and is being investigated by the FDNY fire marshal’s office.

A spokesperson for the NYPD said the cause of the fire is not believed to be suspicious.

The American Red Cross’ disaster action team were on the scene following the fire and provided two cleanup kits to three households who were able to reoccupy their units.

Given the number of individuals injured, the ACR said its team was unable to connect with the other affected households as the residents were not on site. The charity encouraged anyone impacted by the fire to contact them here.