Teenage Girl Killed in Deadly Fire in Brooklyn

By Greg Cergol
|  Monday, Dec 28, 2009  |  Updated 7:30 AM EDT
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Teenage Girl Killed in Deadly Fire in Brooklyn

NBC New York

Firefighters hose down blaze at 55 Harrison Place in Brooklyn.

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A raging fire in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn has claimed one life and injured at least five others.

The two-alarm fire started was first reported at about 4:30 a.m. Monday morning in the three-story apartment building at 55 Harrison Place, fire officials said. The victim, whom officials identified as a teenage girl, was one of two people trapped by flames on the second floor.

Officials said the fire, which is currently labeled as suspicious, started on the vacant first floor. It was declared under control at 6:37 a.m.

Fire officials say four other people were injured; three had minor injuries and one was believed to have more serious injuries. Two firefighters also suffered minor injuries.

No other information was immediately available.
 

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