FDNY, union at odds over deadly East Flatbush fire

As officials continue to investigate a massive fire that occurred in Brooklyn Saturday night, the FDNY and the firefighters' union are reporting different stories as

BROOKLYN - As officials continue to investigate a massive fire that occurred in Brooklyn Saturday night, the FDNY and the firefighters' union are reporting different stories as to why the flames spread so quickly.

Officials say the fire destroyed an apartment building on East Flatbush, killing one woman and injuring more than 20 firefighters. They say it took more than 200 firefighters over nine hours to put out the fire.

According to the president of the firefighters' union, Steve Cassidy, staff cuts caused delays in getting water on the fire. He says one of the first engines to respond was down a firefighter, which slowed down the process.

However, the FDNY disagrees. FDNY officials say a door in the apartment where the fire began was left open, allowing extreme winds to fan the flames.

Police, fire officials release identity of Flatbush fire victim

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