New York Post
17 are hurt in W’burg blaze
A fire broke out at a Brooklyn apartment building early Monday, injuring 17 people, including a 71year-old woman left fighting for her life, officials said.
The under-investigation blaze erupted around 6:40 a.m. on the fourth floor of the residential building on Penn Street near Harrison Avenue in Williamsburg, the FDNY said.
One person, the elderly woman, was taken to the Brooklyn Hospital Center with life-threatening injuries, officials said. She was in critical condition. Three people were taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn with minor injuries. Thirteen other victims were treated on scene for nonlifethreatening injuries.
Some 106 Fire and EMS members worked to get the blaze under control within an hour, officials said. Four firefighters suffered minor injuries.