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Bushwick blaze destroys five houses, injures 11, displaces 42 • Brooklyn Paper

Bushwick blaze destroys five houses, injures 11, displaces 42

Bushwick’s Bravest: Firefighters subdue a blaze that laid waste to five Dekalb Avenue buildings on Tuesday night.
Photo by Brian Cosky

A six-alarm fire erupted in a Bushwick row house on Tuesday night, injuring 11 people and leaving 42 people without beds for the night.

The blaze ignited on Dekalb Avenue at around 9:51 pm, and raged until 1:22 am, ultimately ripping through five buildings, according to a fire department spokesman.

No one died in the inferno, but paramedics took four people to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center for treatment, including one firefighter and one civilian suffering serious injuries, the department rep said. Seven others were treated at the scene.

A dozen households, encompassing 30 adults and 12 children, had to find emergency housing due to the conflagration, according to the Red Cross.

Fire investigators still don’t know what sparked the fire.

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