2 dead, 8 injured in Brooklyn apartment fire

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At least two people died and eight others were injured in a Brooklyn building fire, according to the FDNY.

The fire began near the top floors of the building around 7 a.m. at 6709 11th Ave., officials say. The flames killed a 58-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman in a third-floor apartment.

Five civilians, including a 4-year-old girl and a 3-month bold boy, and three firefighters were injured, and firefighters say they found no working smoke detectors inside.

Working alarms could have saved lives, according to investigators, and the FDNY gave out smoke detectors at the scene to help prevent a similar tragedy.

The fire also damaged at least one business on the building's ground floor.

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