Fire rips through Brooklyn apartment; civilians and firefighters among 14 injured

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BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn — Civilians and firefighters are among 14 people injured, including one in critical condition, after a fire ripped through a Brooklyn apartment building early Monday, according to fire officials.

FDNY first reported the fire on 49th Street between 12th and 13th avenues in Borough Park on Twitter around 5 a.m.

One woman was trapped in a bedroom and called for help, fire officials said.

She was later found and hospitalized in critical condition, the victim's ex-husband, Shulem Stauber, said.

“She needs a lot of prayers and blessing. … We’re hoping she wakes up," he said.

Thirteen others, including 10 civilians and four firefighters, were hospitalized, FDNY Deputy Chief Peter Leicht said.

The fire is believed to have started on the second floor before moving to the third, then the fourth and cockloft, and becoming a third-alarm blaze, according to fire officials.

About 135 firefighters, and 33 units, responded to the fire.

A medical office appears to be located in the building, in addition to the apartments, Google Maps shows.

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