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Two injured when fire erupts in Coney Island high-rise apartment building

Posted at 5:30 AM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 07:54:03-04

CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — At least two people were injured, one seriously, after a large fire erupted in a Brooklyn high-rise apartment building early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The call came in just before 4:30 a.m. for a fire at 444 Neptune Ave. in Coney Island, with the blaze located on the fourth floor of a 23-story apartment building, the FDNY said.

One of those injured is a man who suffered burns and is being treated at a nearby hospital, his adult daughter, who lives with him and was not injured, told PIX11 News. She said she doesn't know how the fire started.

PIX11's Anthony DiLorenzo also went to a neighbor's apartment where he saw that a bedroom was partially burned during the fire.

The fire was under control just after 6 a.m. and no flames could be seen by 6:30 a.m.

Flames and thick, dark smoke could be seen billowing out of an apartment window in footage of the fire from Citizen App.

Large flames were seen shooting out of two windows of a corner apartment in videos tweeted by the New York Rescue Response Team.

Two people sustained non-life-threatening injuries, one of which suffered serious injuries, fire officials said Tuesday.