US News: Woman, 71, critically hurt in Brooklyn fire, 16 others injured

Seventeen people were hurt in a Williamsburg apartment building fire Monday morning, the FDNY said.

The most seriously injured was taken to Brooklyn Hospital in critical condition.

US News: Woman, 71, critically hurt in Brooklyn fire, 16 others injured

According to WABC Eyewitness News, that victim is a 71-year-old woman

The FDNY said firefighters responded to the burning building on Penn St. near Harrison Ave. following a 6:38 a.m. 911 call.

The fire started on the first floor and spread to the second floor, with a number of people rescued by firefighters using a portable ladder and a ladder extending from a fire truck, the FDNY said.

The injured include three people taken to NYU Langone Health with minor injuries. Thirteen others were treated at the scene by medics.

The cause of the two-alarm fire, which was brought under control at 7:44 a.m., is under investigation.

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