16 hurt in Bushwick apartment building fire

A fast-moving fire tore through a Bushwick apartment building Thursday morning, injuring 16 people.According to Fire Chief John Postal, the blaze broke out shortly after

BROOKLYN - A fast-moving fire tore through a Bushwick apartment building Thursday morning, injuring 16 people.

According to Fire Chief John Postal, the blaze broke out shortly after 4:30 a.m. on the second floor of 60 Somers St. and quickly spread.

Neighbor Michael Collins says a baby that was thrown out of the window by her desperate mother suffered a gash to her forehead. Another girl broke her leg.

Fire officials say both girls were hospitalized, along with a man who sustained burns to 36 percent of his body.

The Red Cross is helping displaced victims.

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