FDNY: Several injured in large house fire in East New York
A Tuesday morning house fire sent several people to the hospital and left multiple families displaced in East New York.
The FDNY says the fire started around 5:15 a.m. at the home on the corner of Forbell Street and Glenmore Avenue. Residents tell News 12 about 20 people occupy the homes' three apartments including many children. Seven people were rushed to the hospital and are expected to be OK.
Firefighters were able to put out the fire, but extensive damage has been done on the home.
The next-door neighbor said he heard screaming from the home at around 5 a.m. and immediately called 911 while hosing down his own home to keep the fire from spreading.
The fire marshal is now investigating how the fire started with K-9s and the arson and explosion squad.
Residents say they don't remember hearing any smoke alarms, so it's not clear if they were working.