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At least 24 firefighters injured in six-alarm Brooklyn blaze

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Firefighters battle a six-alarm fire at a seven-story apartment building in Brooklyn, NY, on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

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New York City firefighters work to extinguish a six alarm fire in a seven-story apartment building in Brooklyn, NY, Thursday, July 26, 2012. The fire broke out in the attic of the building earlier this morning.

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Firefighters battle a six-alarm fire at a seven-story apartment building in Brooklyn, NY, on July 26.

 

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A New York City firefighter is taken away on a stretcher from the scene of a six-alarm fire on July 26.

NBC New York reports:

At least two dozen firefighters were hurt in a massive six-alarm fire in the Wingate neighborhood of Brooklyn that fire officials believe was sparked by lightning, authorities said. One civilian was treated at the scene, fire officials said.

More than 200 firefighters battled the blaze at the seven-story apartment building Thursday afternoon. The fire was reported under control by 1:45 p.m., about three and a half hours after it started, the FDNY tweeted from the scene.

The entire seventh floor of the building was gutted and hundreds of tenants have been displaced, officials said. Fire marshals have yet to determine for certain whether lightning was the cause, according to FDNY spokesman Frank Dwyer. Continue reading.

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Local residents take pictures as New York City firefighters work to extinguish a six alarm fire in a seven-story apartment building in Brooklyn, NY, July 26. The fire broke out in the attic of the building earlier this morning.

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