Firefighter Suffers Heat Exhaustion Battling 3-Alarm Brooklyn Blaze

Authorities say the weather conditions make it more difficult for heavily equipped firefighters to do their jobs safely

By Sheldon Dutes
|  Thursday, Jul 18, 2013  |  Updated 7:29 AM EDT
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Firefighter Suffers Heat Exhaustion Battling BK Blaze

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One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion after battling a three-alarm blaze at a building in Brooklyn early Thursday, officials said.

No other injuries were reported in the fire, which broke out in the cockloft of a six-story residential building on Third Street in Williamsburg shortly after 4:30 a.m. 

Firefighters managed to contain the flames in a little under two hours, battling fierce humidity and rising temperatures even in the pre-dawn hours.

On Wednesday, nine firefighters were taken to the hospital, many with heat-related injuries, after battling a five-alarm fire in the Bronx. 

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