A woman is in critical condition after an all-hands fire in East New York on Friday morning.
Firefighters were called to 459 Atkins Ave. at 11:30 a.m., according to the FDNY, and were met with thick smoke emanating from the second floor of the two-story brick apartment building. At least 50 firefighters from 12 units battled the blaze, which blew out the front windows of the apartment.
Members quickly rescued a woman trapped in the building, and paramedics rushed her to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in critical condition.
The fire was brought under control at 12:30 p.m., per the FDNY. A fire marshal was on the scene picking through rubble once the flames were extinguished, and the fire marshal’s office will investigate the cause of the fire – which is not yet known.
Per city records, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development had ordered the owner of the building to fix or replace a broken self-closing door — which is required for fire safety – on the second floor of the building back in 2021.