NEW YORK CITY — Several families were displaced Thursday morning when a fire tore through three buildings on Pulaski Street and caused damage to another three – just hours after another blaze erupted down the street, officials said.
The second inferno broke out at 169 Pulaski St. about 3 a.m. and spread down the block between Tompkins and Throop avenues, damaging some homes but leaving others unaffected, according to an FDNY spokesman.
Though that fire only touched three homes, the approximately 145 responding firefighters had to break through walls and roofs in another three to access the flames, the spokesman said.
The FDNY said no injuries were reported but approximately 10 families were displaced, according to the Red Cross, which was assisting the victims.
Firefighters brought the three-alarm blaze under control about 5 a.m. The cause is under investigation, according to the FDNY.
An unrelated fire broke out in the attic of 162 Pulaski St. about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, a fire spokesman said. No one was injured in that blaze and it was brought under control 30 minutes later.