6 Hurt, 3 Critically, in Brooklyn Blaze

A fast-moving blaze in a Brooklyn apartment injured six people, leaving three in critical condition, fire officials said.

The blaze broke out at about 9:15 a.m. Saturday on Clarendon Road in East Flatbush. The victims, including at least one child, were taken to a hospital, according to the FDNY. One person was in serious condition and three others had minor injuries, officials said.

The flames started on the second floor, creating heavy smoke conditions for those above. One child and two adults were unconscious when firefighters pulled them from the smoke-filled third floor, a fire official said.

Patricia Lewis credited her daughter with saving her life. The girl woke her up with a warning.

"She said, 'Mommy, mommy. Somebody's screaming fire. Mommy, we got to go,'" said Lewis, who heeded her daughter's words and ran out of the apartment. 

The blaze was brought under control by about 9:40 a.m., officials said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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