Firefighters take on early morning Canarsie house fire

Firefighters battled a early morning Canarsie house fire Thursday, which left at least one resident with minor injuries.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

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.

It took first responders about an hour to subdue the blaze.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

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.