5 injured after 3-alarm fire on Voorhies Ave. in Sheepshead Bay

Three firefighters and two residents were injured after a three-alarm fire at an apartment building in Brooklyn Monday. It happened on Voorhies Avenue in Sheepshead

Three firefighters and two residents were injured after a three-alarm fire at an apartment building in Brooklyn Monday.

Three firefighters and two residents were injured after a three-alarm fire at an apartment building in Brooklyn Monday. (5/2/16)

BROOKLYN - Three firefighters and two residents were injured after a three-alarm fire at an apartment building in Brooklyn Monday.

It happened on Voorhies Avenue in Sheepshead Bay around 4 a.m. 

Neighbors credit a woman who knocked on their doors alerting them to get out of the building because it was on fire. 

The woman, who only identified herself as Kate, says everything may have been lost in the fire, but at least she and her neighbors are still alive. 

One woman says if not for Kate’s action, she and her young son would not be here. 

The Red Cross was on site assisting families who lived inside the building. 

Two firefighters and two occupants of the apartment building suffered minor injuries, but one firefighter suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to officials. 

Fire officials say they have not yet determined the cause of the fire, and they are still investigating. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 1 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification
Brooklyn nail salon makes its own unique nail 2 Brooklyn Style: k2 Nail Salon
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what old TV 3 Word on the Street: Old TV shows
4 Activists push women's rights with double entendre
The two men who robbed a 9-year-old boy 5 Police: 2 men led 9-year-old away, robbed him

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE