6 firefighters, 1 cop hurt in Crown Heights fire that spread to 3 buildings

CROWN HEIGHTS — A fire quickly spread through three homes in Crown Heights Tuesday evening.

The blaze broke out around 9:30 p.m. at a 3-story home on Bergen Street near Franklin Avenue. The residents inside the building were able to get out safely on their own.

It escalated to a 3-alarm fire after it extended to two vacant neighboring buildings, slated for demolition. As firefighters were walking up the stairs in the house, the stairway gave way, injuring several firefighters, a fire official said.

Six firefighters and one police officer are being treated for injuries and are expected to be ok.

FDNY officials say all residents have been accounted for and had not been injured. The flames were under control just before midnight. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The fire happened days after the deadly Bronx apartment fire that killed 12 people. It also comes a day after the Bronx fire that injured at least 16 people when it broke out at the first floor of the building, spreading to the apartments above.

PIX11's Anthony DiLorenzo contributed to this report.