17 people displaced by 3-alarm blaze

A fast-moving three-alarm fire tore through a multi-family home in Brooklyn, displacing 17 people. Officials say it started in the basement at 1029 42nd St.

The fire quickly spread through a multi-family home at 1029 42nd St.

The fire quickly spread through a multi-family home at 1029 42nd St. (1/4/13)

BROOKLYN - A fast-moving three-alarm fire tore through a multi-family home in Brooklyn this morning, displacing 17 people.

Chopper 12 was overhead as firefighters battled flames at 1029 42nd St. Officials say it started in the basement at around 6:30 a.m. and spread all the way to the attic in about 15 minutes.

Everyone inside the home made it to safety without any reports of serious injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and the Department of Buildings will determine the stability of the building, which may have to be torn down.

The owner of the home believes the fire is suspicious. He says it's not the first time fire has hit his home or block, and suspects the fire was set by people who want him out of the building.

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