Two children injured in Crown Heights fire

Burnt: Firefighters responded to massive fire that erupted on Union Street in Crown Heights on June 6.
Photo by Paul Martinka

A raging inferno gutted the top floors of a Crown Heights apartment building on June 6, injuring two children, authorities said.

The blaze erupted on the fifth floor of the Union Street property between Portal Street and Ralph Avenue shortly before 11 a.m., according to a Fire Department spokesman.

Emergency medical personnel rushed two children — who were spotted grinning as paramedics wheeled them out on a stretcher — to nearby Woodhull Hospital in stable condition, authorities said.

First Responders: Emergency medical personnel treats two children who were injured in a fire on June 6.
Photo by Paul Martinka

The smoke eaters managed to smother the blaze by 11:30 a.m., according to the department.

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Watered down: A fireman cools off from the heat and humidity after battling a massive blaze.
Photo by Paul Martinka

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