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Firefighter injured in two-alarm Bushwick blaze

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Firefighters take a break after battling a two-alarm fire at 756 Bushwick Ave.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A firefighter was injured while battling a Bushwick blaze on Wednesday afternoon, FDNY officials said. 

Approximately 26 units arrived at 756 Bushwick Ave. around 1:48 pm to find heavy smoke and fire escaping from the second floor of a three-story, attached brownstone. Fire Department officials called for backup as the fire continued to rage, eventually extending to the third floor.

During the struggle, officials say, a firefighter suffered a minor leg injury. He was transported to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery.

The injured firefighter was one of 106 who worked aggressively at the scene, using three hose lines to knock out the inferno.

The fire was placed under control by 3:15 pm, and the building’s exterior was left enveloped in smoke stains and charred brick. After extensive searches of the building, FDNY sources found that no residents were trapped.       

Firefighters could be observed tossing debris from the second and third floors through shattered windowpanes for safety reasons.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

This story first appeared on AMNY.com.

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