Fires engulf properties in Sunset Park and Brownsville

Brooklyn blazes: A fire broke out in Brownsville (above) five hours after firefighters responded to a call in Sunset Park.
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A fire broke out in a Sunset Park brownstone — and a Brownsville property — early Tuesday morning, altogether leaving four firefighters and one civilian with minor injuries.

Smoke eaters rushed to quell the two-alarm blaze that engulfed the top floor of a 50th Street brownstone between Third and Fourth avenues at 3 a.m., and New York’s Bravest struggled for more than an hour against the inferno, which they ultimately smothered at 4:14 a.m., according to spokesman for the Fire Department.

One civilian was transported to a nearby hospital for minor injuries, according to the fire spokesman, who noted three firefighters also suffered minor injuries.

The Sunset Park fire was followed by a Brownsville blaze Tuesday morning, which smoldered in the second and third floors of a Pacific Street residence between Saratoga and Howard avenues at 8:20 a.m. Firefighters managed to quell that blaze in under an hour, sounding the all clear at 9:15 a.m.

One fireman suffered minor injuries, according to a spokesman.

An investigation to determine the cause of both fires remains ongoing.

Reach reporter Rose Adams at or by calling (718) 260–8306.
Updated 11:52 am, July 30, 2019
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