7 Hurt, Subway Service Disrupted After Brooklyn Blaze: FDNY - NBC New York

7 Hurt, Subway Service Disrupted After Brooklyn Blaze: FDNY

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    7 Hurt, Subway Service Disrupted After Brooklyn Blaze: FDNY

    Seven people were injured in a four-alarm fire that left a Brooklyn apartment building in danger of collapse and disrupted subway service on a nearby subway line for hours, fire officials say.

    The blaze broke out on the first floor of the three-story building on Hendrix and Fulton streets in Cypress Hills at about 1 a.m. Friday, according to the FDNY.

    The building, which is adjacent to the J line's elevated tracks, was heavily damaged by the flames. The blaze spread through all three floors and caused the roof to collapse.

    More than 150 firefighters were called to the scene and were able to bring the blaze under control, but the building was destroyed. The remaining structure will be demolished, officials say.

    Fire officials say 14 people were able to escape the building and that a firefighter was briefly trapped on the roof while fighting the blaze. The firefighter was able to get down using a fire escape but was taken to the hospital with injuries.

    Six other people were hurt were taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Weill Cornell campus. All seven victims are expected to survive.

    Subway service on the J line is suspended between the Crescent Street and Broadway Junction stations while crews work to bring the fire under control.

    The MTA said Friday that they were told the building was structurally unsound and that they can't run trains by until the Buildings Department finishes its work. It said shuttle buses would run until it is deemed safe for trains to run again. 

    The Red Cross responded to the building and helped residents who were displaced by the blaze.

    The Cypress Hills fire came hours before another blaze killed one person and injured five others in Coney Island. 

    The cause of the blaze isn't immediately known.

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