3 families displaced after fire in three-story building on Penn Street near Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg

Officials say the fire broke out in the basement of the three-story building on Penn Street, near Bedford Avenue.

Officials say the fire broke out in the basement of the three-story building on Penn Street, near Bedford Avenue. (1/28/14)

BROOKLYN - Three families have been temporarily displaced today after a fire in Williamsburg.  

Officials say the fire broke out in the basement of the three-story building on Penn Street, near Bedford Avenue.  They say the fire started because of a malfunctioning boiler.

Authorities say the fire is under control, but the cold weather created a challenge for firefighters.

No one was hurt during the incident.

For extended coverage of the aftermath of the fire, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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