High-rise fire in Brooklyn seriously injures two NYPD officers

NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) — Two New York City police officers are in critical condition after responding to a fire in a Coney Island building.

The fire broke out on the 13th floor of 2007 Surf Ave just before 12:30 p.m.

A police spokeswoman says the two were caught in smoke that filled the building on Surf Avenue just after noon on Sunday. Both were unconscious.

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One officer was taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center, the other to Jacoby Hospital.

Neighbors say this building often has firefighters called in to put out fires.

“Every week it seems like two to three times a week the fire department is called out here with several trucks in front of the building,” said James McCann.

 

6 comments

  • Carl

    I'm sorry these officers are injured but …. First off never use an elevator in a building fire. Second NYPD trying to do FDNY job without prper training or equipment

  • Cheryl Wilson

    I’m so glad that everybody is safe the police officers should never go in the elevator when there’s a fire they supposed to take the stairs . I think the police officers need some of Fire Training just glad that everybody’s okay.

  • Priandn

    I quit working at shoprite to work online and with a little effort I easily bring in around $45 to 85 per/h. Without a doubt, this is the easiest and most financially rewarding job I’ve ever had. I actually started 6 months ago and this has totally changed my life……&hellip ;http://x.co/4HP0D

  • RexxSeven

    Damn, the girl they interviewed before me got three microphones & I only got one. I'm jealous, LOL!
    On another note, I hope that the two police officers recover soon. It's sad that people would think it's funny to set a mattress on fire in the hallway and then it results in people getting seriously hurt.

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