Several residents had to be rescued after a fire ripped through a Halsey Street home on Sunday afternoon.
Fire officials say the blaze broke out in the basement of 632 Halsey St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant just before 2 pm on Jan. 2. A total of seven residents were rescued by firefighters with Ladder Company 111 on Hancock Street, all of whom suffered smoke inhalation due to the heavy smoke pouring out of the three-story, wood-framed house.
The first arriving units were by heavy flames and residents on the building’s fire escape.
Smoke eaters operated two hose-lines to douse the inferno, while fellow firefighters worked to clear debris from the building.
The fire was placed under control just after 3 pm.