A three-story Williamsburg apartment building was the scene of an early Monday morning fire that has left two people dead and about 10 homeless.
At approximately 1:30 a.m., nearby residents heard an explosion, the New York Daily News reported. Then blaze began in a rear apartment of a building at 40 Richardson St. and soon engulfed two floors.
Authorities initially found one body in the blaze,ABC stated in a related article, and later pulled a second body from the building.
Evacuated residents in their sleepwear were on the street outside the building as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze, the Daily News added.
“If I even knew it was going to be like this I would have grabbed my cell phone and all, I didn’t expect nothing to be like this,” resident Scott Darragh said to ABC. “I’m safe and I can’t find my two partners, I don’t know where they are.”
One firefighter sustained injuries, ABC said, also stating that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Approximately 10 residents are now homeless because of the blaze, ABC added.