Large fires in Brooklyn and Queens on Monday night have left multiple people hospitalized, one dog dead and several structures completely ravaged.
The first fire, which broke out around 10:45 p.m. on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, was a two-alarm blaze that left seven people hospitalized and a family’s dog killed in the incident, the New York Daily News reported.
The fire started on the first floor of a six-story apartment building and caused heavy smoke that rose to the upper levels, trapping residents inside, FDNY Deputy Chief Kevin Woods said to the Daily News.
"The smoke was so bad I couldn't see anything. I couldn't even breathe," resident Nadia Roman was quoted by the Daily News.
Authorities had the flames under control shortly before midnight, an FDNY spokesman said to the Daily News.
That fire, though, was followed by a second blaze in Queens that was exacerbated by gusty winds that had embers flying in the air as the fire burned two houses and three garages on 91st Street, NBC4 reported.