4 Families Left Homeless by Flatlands Fire, Red Cross Says

By Aidan Gardiner on October 23, 2013 8:24am 

 A massive fire tore through an East 35th Street home, injuring three, the FDNY said.
A massive fire tore through an East 35th Street home, injuring three, the FDNY said.
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BROOKLYN — Four families were left homeless after a fire swept through their their Flatlands building Wednesday morning, officials said.

The blaze erupted inside 1063 East 35th St., near Flatbush Avenue, about 3:53 a.m., an FDNY spokeswoman said.

Flames quickly spread through all three stories of the home and raged for close to two hours, officials said.

It took approximately 140 firefighters to finally bring the blaze under control about 5:40 a.m., the fire spokeswoman said.

The New York Red Cross offered to provide four families — 13 adults and two children — with any housing or other support they may need after the fire, a spokeswoman said.

Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries and a civilian was hurt but refused medical attention at the scene, the fire department said.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation, the FDNY said.

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