Southern Brooklyn

BREAKING: Midwood Blaze Claims Child’s Life

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We just received the following report from a reader, along with cell phone photos:

A Queen Anne fire on Avenue P and East 12th…a huge three story house, Orthodox family, kids were trapped on the third floor, at least one was DOA, another is not expected to survive.

Took them about an hour to get the blaze under control. At least a dozen fire trucks and ambulances blocked off Coney Island Avenue and Avenue P.

Associated Press is reporting the following:

New York City fire officials say six people, including two children, are in critical condition after a fire broke out in a home in Brooklyn.

A fire department spokesman say the blaze in a two-family, three-story home on Avenue P was brought under control just before 11 p.m. Wednesday.

He says two children were taken to Coney Island Hospital. Their ages were not immediately known. The four adults were taken to Staten Island University Hospital’s Burn Center. All were listed in critical condition.

The cause of the fire, which started on the third floor, was unknown. No other injuries were reported.

Our prayers go out to the family, and we hope our tipster is mistaken and not the AP.

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