Three people died and more than a dozen others were injured in a fire that ripped through a Brooklyn brownstone home early Sunday, fire officials in New York City said, APA reports citing CNN.
Firefighters received a call around 4:30 a.m. to a home in Crown Heights, a spokesperson for the New York City Fire Department said.
“We found a three-story building that had heavy fire on three floors,” John Esposito, chief of fire operations, said at a news conference.
Three critically ill adults were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead, according to the fire department.
Fourteen others were injured in the fire, Esposito said. A firefighter was also hurt and taken to the hospital with a serious, but non-life-threatening injury.