A two-alarm fire ripped through a Flatbush apartment building on Monday morning, killing one person and leaving seven others injured, according to authorities.
The inferno broke out on the ground floor of a Nostrand Avenue building between Clarendon Road and Avenue D at around 4 am — before rapidly spreading to building’s second and third floors, police said.
First responders arrived on the scene and rushed a man to Kings County Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead, according to a Fire Department spokesman.
Eyewitnesses say that the deceased victim was an elderly man who jumped from his window to escape the smoke at around 4:10 am.
“An elderly man jumped ’cause the smoke was too much for him to bare,” wrote a user on the crime-reporting app Citizen at 4:44 am.
Seven others were injured in the blaze — including one victim who sustained life-threatening burns, and a police officer who suffered minor wounds, according to the Fire Department.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Police are withholding the victim’s name and information pending family notification.