Nine injured in harrowing Canarsie blaze
Firefi ghters save three young children from burning home on E. 89th St.
BY LLOYD MITCHELL
Firefi ghters miraculously rescued
three children — including one as
young as a month old — from a burning
Brooklyn home on Saturday morning,
Nov. 20, it was reported.
According to Fire Department
sources, the three youngsters — aged
one month, fi ve months and two years
old — were found in the back bedroom
of the second fl oor at 716 E. 89th St. in
Canarsie. In all, nine people were injured
in the two-alarm blaze, which
broke out just after 9:30 a.m.
Upon arriving at the scene, fi refi ghters
encountered heavy fl ames emanating
from the basement that quickly
spread to the fi rst- and second-fl oors, according
to Deputy Chief Joseph Moro.
Several residents were forced to jump
from a second-fl oor balcony due to the
heavy fi re conditions. All victims were
taken to Brookdale Hospital and Kings
County Hospital with injuries ranging
from critical to non-life-threatening, the
FDNY personnel used fi ve hose
lines to knock down the main body of
fi re, which was brought under control
at about 10:40 a.m. Saturday.
Fire marshals are investigating the
cause of the inferno. Firefi ghters work to douse the fl ames on the E. 89th Street building. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
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