DYKER HEIGHTS – On a solemn day of remembrance in New York, among all the ceremonies and vigils, firefighters across the city were still on call.
On Monday, September 11, a call of a single dwelling fire went out to the FDNY just before 8:00 pm, said a fire department spokesperson. A second alarm was added, and 25 units with 106 fire personnel responded to 1042 Bay Ridge Parkway to fight the fire, which was in the second floor rear of the residence.
The fire affected the house next door as well, at 1044 Bay Ridge Parkway. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 9:17 pm, said the FDNY.
One civilian sustained minor injuries in the fire and was transported to nearby Lutheran Medical Center. Five firefighters also had minor injuries, with 3 going to area hospitals and 2 refusing medical attention, said the FDNY.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.