Two dead in five-alarm Brooklyn fire - Metro US

Two dead in five-alarm Brooklyn fire

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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.

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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.

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Approximately 10 residents are now homeless because of the blaze, ABC added.

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