Woman Dies, Several Firefighters Hurt After Blaze Rips Through NYC Home Amid Stifling Heat: Officials - NBC New York

Woman Dies, Several Firefighters Hurt After Blaze Rips Through NYC Home Amid Stifling Heat: Officials

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    Woman Dies in Brooklyn House Fire

    A house fire early Monday morning in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn claimed the life of one woman. Tracie Strahan reports.

    (Published Monday, July 2, 2018)

    A fire that sent residents running from the burning Brooklyn home claimed the life of a woman. 

    A 67-year-old woman died after the blaze broke out in a home on East 49th Street in Flatlands around 1 Monday morning, police said. Esther Gee was rushed to an area hospital, but it was there where she was pronounced dead. 

    A chair lift on the stairs made it difficult for firefighters to put the blaze out and get to Gee who was on the second floor, the FDNY said. When firefighters got to her, she was unconscious and unresponsive. 

    Several firefighters suffered minor injuries and officials said the stifling heat made it even harder on them. Video from the scene shows those firefighters being treated inside an ambulance with oxygen masks on their faces. 

    Woman Dies After Fire Rips Through NYC Home

    [NY] Woman Dies After Fire Rips Through NYC Home

    A fire that sent residents running from the burning Brooklyn home claimed the life of a woman. Tracie Strahan reports.

    (Published Monday, July 2, 2018)

    "The heat is very difficult," FDNY Chief Salvatore Palmeri said at the scene. "They have to carry 70, 80 pounds of equipment, it's a 100 degrees out so it's the toughest time of the year to fight a fire." 

    It wasn't immediately clear what may have sparked the blaze. 

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