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5 Firefighters Among 8 Hurt When Fire Breaks Out in Brooklyn

Eight people were hurt, including five firefighters, when a two-alarm blaze broke out at a multi-story home in Brooklyn early Tuesday, fire officials say. 

Most of the injuries were related to smoke inhalation, and all of the victims are expected to survive. 

Authorities responded to the fire at the 73rd Street building in Bay Ridge after getting a call around 7 a.m. Neighbors described at least one person screaming for help, apparently trapped on the second floor of the six-unit building. Firefighters were able to get a ladder to the trapped person and help him get down. 

Photos posted to social media half an hour or so after the initial call showed white smoke rising atop buildings, but it appeared the flames had been contained. 

It's not clear how many people were in the building when the fire broke out. An investigation into the cause is ongoing.

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