465 Ocean Ave. rocked by fire

Blaze flares up in Flatbush apartment building, injuring four

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WITHIN REACH: Firefighters took just 15 minutes to squelch the flames, according to FDNY.
SAFE AND SOUND: Kyle Bingham, 11, and his pooch Special evacuated the building when flames in the apartment next door swept through his floor.
OUT ON THE STREET: Residents gathered outside their building on Tuesday morning as firefighters doused the flames.
CHARRED: This bookshelf didn’t fare well in the blaze.
BREAK ON THROUGH: A firefighter works to clear a singed window.

A fire tore through a Flatbush apartment building on Tuesday morning, injuring four, according to fire officials.

The blaze that gutted the fourth floor of the six-story apartment building at 465 Ocean Ave. kicked off at 6:25 am, the fire department said.

The inferno spread to the fifth floor of the structure between Caton and Church avenues before the 60 smoke eaters dispatched to the scene could extinguish it, fire officials said. The flames were under control by 7:03 am, according to FDNY.

The injuries the four residents sustained were not life-threatening, officials reported.

The cause of the conflagration is under investigation, an Fire Department spokesman stated.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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