Crown Heights, Brooklyn – At around 10:45pm, Motzoai Shabbos a fire broke out in a Jewish apartment building. The incident took place on the second floor of 1650 President St. between Utica and Schenectady, many residents were forced to evacuate due to heavy smoke conditions in the building.
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An ‘All Hands’ was called over FDNY radios and the first set of fire trucks arrived on scene within moments of fire being reported and immediately setup the ladder trucks and pump engines and began working on putting out the fire. As more firefighters showed up on scene they began assisting resident with the evacuation. Numerous Hatzalah and Shomrim members were also on scene assisting with the coordination of the evacuation. There was also a Hatzalah ambulance on scene in case there was anyone that required medical treatment.
The fire lasted for around 15 minutes at which time it was reported that the fire was confirmed to have been put out. B”H there were no injures and no one required any sort of medical attention. The cause of the fire is under investigation.