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Roach bomb blast injures 4 in Brooklyn

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — The explosion of a roach bomb injured four people in Brooklyn on Thursday, according to the FDNY.

A call came in shortly before 1 p.m. about a fire at 7 Hegeman Ave. in Brownsville.

When they arrived, officials found four people who were hurt. Two of those victims suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries; another suffered a minor injury; and a fourth refused medical treatment.

Officials blamed the incident on a roach bomb that was set off inside an apartment. Video from the scene shows that apartment’s windows blown out, apparently from the blast of the pesticide.