Bed-Stuy family grateful to firefighters for Hancock Street fire rescue

Several families, including six children, made it out

Several families, including six children, made it out of the home safely.

BROOKLYN - Firefighters are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a woman from a burning home in Bed-Stuy.

The fire started at around 5 a.m. inside the basement apartment of a two-story house located at 846 Hancock St. There were multiple families inside the home at the time, including six young children, who all made it out safely.

However, 29-year-old Bernadette Weston became trapped on the second floor. Her twin sister Bernadine says firefighters used a ladder to bring her to safety. She was then taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The Red Cross is working with the families to find them a place to stay.

An investigation into what sparked the blaze is underway.

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