Fire at Gravesend NYCHA complex injures 3 firefighters, 1 resident

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A fire at a Gravesend NYCHA complex injured three firefighters and one resident on Thursday morning.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A fire at a Gravesend NYCHA complex on Thursday morning left one resident and three firefighters injured, an FDNY spokesperson confirmed.

Sixty firefighters from 25 units responded to the blaze that broke out just after 2:15 a.m. on the eighth floor of a building within the Marlboro Houses, located at 30 Avenue V.

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The blaze stretched across two floors of the 16-story apartment building. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
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More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene of the early-morning blaze. Lloyd Mitchell

FDNY personnel arrived on the scene to discover heavy fire stretching from an eighth floor unit up onto the ninth floor, and thick smoke covering the hallways on both levels.

Firefighters utilized two hose-lines to knock down the main body of fire, bringing it under control at 3:10 a.m.

One resident suffered injuries, and was transported by paramedics to NYC Health+Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health. Searches throughout the apartments and public hallways yielded negative results for other residents.

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One resident and three firefighters were injured in the early morning fire, and all were brought to NYC Health+Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health for treatment. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

The three injured firefighters were also brought to South Brooklyn Health for treatment. An update on their conditions was not immediately available on Thursday afternoon.

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The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the FDNY’s fire marshal.