15-year-old boy killed in Bed-Stuy blaze: police

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Firefighters battle fire in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Firefighters on the scene of a fire in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn that left at least one person dead early Wednesday, May 19, 2021, the FDNY said. (AIR11 / PIX11 News)

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A teenage boy is dead after fire broke out in a Brooklyn home early Wednesday morning, according to the NYPD.

Fire officials said the call came in around 6:20 a.m. for flames in a four-story residential building at 17 Pulaski St. in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section.

The fire grew to a second alarm just after 6:30 a.m. and later to a third alarm, with over 100 firefighters responding to battle the blaze, authorities said.

According to police, firefighters found a 15-year-old boy on the fourth floor. He was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 7 a.m.

The victim’s identity had not been released as of Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was placed under control at 7:11 a.m. according to the FDNY.

AIR11 was over the scene and showed multiple firefighters on the roof as large clouds of smoke rose from the building.

Authorities said the cause of the fire remained under investigation Wednesday afternoon.

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