Fire Destroys NY High-Rise Apartment — But it Could Have Been Worse

Four firefighters were injured putting out a fire that destroyed a 10th-floor apartment on South Elliott Place on Monday afternoon.

None of the smokeaters suffered life-threatening injuries in the 4 p.m. fire, which broke out in a high-rise building between Hanson Place and Atlantic Avenue.

More than 12 units and 60 firefighters responded and got the fire under control within 25 minutes, FDNY officials said. There were no civilian injuries. The firefighters were taken to New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope with minor injuries, according to an FDNY spokesman.

Everything in the apartment was destroyed, said Lashina Carter, whose sister lives in the unit with her son and fiancé.

“I’m devastated and relieved at the same time,” Ms. Carter said. “I’d rather get a phone call that all the furniture and material things are gone than be planning a funeral right now.”

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More than 12 units and 60 firefighters responded and got the fire under control within 25 minutes, FDNY officials said. There were no civilian injuries.

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