A fire ripped through a Brooklyn apartment complex on Friday night, hurting 16 people, including a toddler, according to officials.
According to the FDNY, firefighters arrived at 530 45th Street in Sunset Park around 11:20 p.m. to find a “heavy fire condition” on the second floor of the three-story brownstone.
Officials reported four people were in critical condition. The other 12 sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.
“One of our officers discovered a youngster in cardiac arrest on the second level of the fire apartment,” said Assistant Chief of Fire Operations Michael Gala. “They took that child out on the street right away.”
“At the same time, members discovered multiple victims on the top floor and rescued them from the fire building as quickly as possible,” Gala continued.
He claimed the blaze was brought under control in 45 minutes after 60 firefighters from 12 different units arrived on the scene.
As a flurry of first responders used ladders to rescue people who were rushed to neighboring hospitals, neighbors gathered on the smokey street.
According to the department, no firefighters were injured.
The one-alarm fire’s cause is being investigated.