Firefighters took on heavy smoke and flames Thursday morning while responding to a harrowing Canarsie house fire.
The blaze broke out on the second floor of a two-story private home on East 88th Street between Avenue J and Flatlands Avenue just after 8:55 a.m.
A resident suffered smoke inhalation but refused medical attention at the scene, according to Fire Department officials.
Responding units used two hose-lines to knock down the main body of fire, which was placed under control at 9:55 a.m.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the FDNY fire marshal’s office.