Woman in Wheelchair Among 3 Rescued From Brooklyn Apartment Building Fire: FDNY

Three people were critically injured in the fire

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014  |  Updated 5:00 PM EDT
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Woman in Wheelchair Rescued From Brooklyn Fire: FDNY

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More than 100 firefighters were called to a large fire in a Brooklyn apartment building Wednesday afternoon that critically injured three people, including a woman in a wheelchair, authorities say. 

The two-alarm fire started inside a fourth-floor apartment of an eight-story building at 1165 Stanley Ave. in East New York, the FDNY says. The fire was under control within a half-hour. 

Firefighters rescued a 50-year-old woman in a wheelchair, along with two other women. All three were taken to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition. 

A fourth resident suffered smoke inhalation and was in serious but stable condition, according to the FDNY.

Officials are investigating what caused the fire. 

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