Man Burned in Williamsburg Apartment Fire, FDNY Says

By Gustavo Solis on December 26, 2013 1:33pm | Updated on December 26, 2013 3:09pm

 A man was hospitalized for burn injuries sustained in an apartment fire on 256 Heyward St. in Williamsburg Thursday afternoon, FDNY said.
A man was hospitalized for burn injuries sustained in an apartment fire on 256 Heyward St. in Williamsburg Thursday afternoon, FDNY said.
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BROOKLYN — A Williamsburg man was in serious condition from burns suffered during an apartment fire Thursday afternoon, the FDNY said.

The blaze broke out at the four-story apartment building at 256 Heyward St. about 12:45 p.m., FDNY officials said.

Twelve fire trucks and 60 firefighters brought the fire under control by 1:12 p.m., FDNY said.

Witnesses saw the man being carried to an ambulance with burns to his stomach. Paramedics transported the unidentified man to New York Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. 

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear, an FDNY spokesperson added.

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