Bed-Stuy tenants flee early morning fire in Bedford Avenue apartment

Flames forced some Bed-Stuy residents from their beds early this morning. More than 40 firefighters responded to the fire in a third-floor apartment on Bedford

One person suffered minor injuries in the Bedford Avenue fire.

One person suffered minor injuries in the Bedford Avenue fire. (2/1/13)

BROOKLYN - Flames forced some Bed-Stuy residents from their beds early this morning.

More than 40 firefighters responded to the fire in a third-floor apartment on Bedford Avenue at around 6 a.m.

Officials say it appears the blaze was sparked by a heater that engulfed a nearby mattress.

One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.  

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