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.