BROOKLYN — Nearly 140 firefighters battled a fire that tore through a Bushwick home Tuesday afternoon, FDNY officials said.
The flames broke out at 263 Eldert St., near Wilson Avenue, about 1:15 p.m., an FDNY spokesman said.
Flames consumed the first and second floors, and mostly stuck to the rear of the home, officials said.
FDNY Battalion Chief Dennis Murphy said that it took around 30 minutes to quell the blaze and the fire had spread rapidly because the home had a wooden frame.
"They burn quickly, and the siding burns very quickly too," Murphy said. "Getting water on the fire quick, getting a hose line into the building quickly, that's our main challenge."
No injuries were reported in the fire, Murphy said.
It wasn't immediately clear what sparked the blaze.