East Flatbush fire: 1 dead, 7 hurt in Brooklyn blaze, FDNY says

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EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — One person was killed and seven others were hurt when a fire broke out in a Brooklyn building early Tuesday morning, according to the FDNY.

Fire officials said the call came in just before 5 a.m. for flames in a two-story residential building at 255 East 95th Street in the East Flatbush neighborhood, near the border of Brownsville.

The fire in the mixed-use building rose to a second alarm with over 100 firefighters responding, according to authorities.

One civilian died and six others were injured, including one critically. A firefighter also sustained minor injuries.

All of the victims were hospitalized and are expected to recover.

The fire was placed under control around 5:45 a.m., according to the FDNY.

Officials said at least 20 people have been displaced by the blaze.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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