Firefighters battled a basement fire in Canarsie Monday morning that injured one resident.
The blaze broke out at 711 E. 78th St. just before 5:20 a.m. Responding units were met by heavy fire and smoke billowing out of the basement apartment of a three-story Canarsie tenement.
Fire Department personnel used three hose-lines to knock down the fire, which was placed under control at around 6:15 a.m.
Searches throughout the basement apartment, first floor and second floor yielded negative results, and the injured resident was taken to a local hospital for treatment.