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Fire erupts at Eastern Pkwy condo across from Brooklyn Museum

A firefighter operates in the fire apartment.
Firefighters battle a blaze at 255 Eastern Parkway on the morning of Dec. 23, 2021.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A fire broke out Thursday morning at a luxury condo building on Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights, right across from the Brooklyn Museum.

The inferno at 255 Eastern Parkway, near the intersection with Classon Avenue, broke out on the Sixth floor of the Woodrow Wilson condominium at about 5 am, an FDNY spokesperson said. Smoke-eaters encountered a raging fire inside the building and shooting out of the windows, as residents looked on.

A firefighter on the scene at 255 Eastern ParkwayPhoto by Lloyd Mitchell

The fire was put under control at about 5:52, the department said; two patients were transferred to Methodist Hospital for evaluation. The Department did not release information on the patients’ condition or of the apartments involved in the conflagration, though the look of things through a window firefighters broke through painted a scene of heavy damage.

A 6th floor apartment appearing to show heavy damagePhoto by Lloyd Mitchell

The Woodrow Wilson, named for the 28th US President, is a 6-story, 90-unit building built in 1924, according to its profile on Streeteasy, and one of its primary selling points is its tony location on verdant Eastern Parkway just steps from Prospect Park, the Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum, and Grand Army Plaza. The most recent sale at the condo on Oct. 29 saw a 2-bedroom, 939 square foot abode sell for $1,050,000.

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