Fire tears through Borough Park building

A fire destroyed a home in Borough Park Thursday morning, officials say. Firefighters arrived at the scene of the blaze at 800 East 8th St. at around 6 a.m. It took them close to an hour to get the flames

News 12 Staff

Mar 5, 2009, 6:43 PM

Updated 5,559 days ago

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Fire tears through Borough Park building
A fire destroyed a home in Borough Park Thursday morning, officials say.
Firefighters arrived at the scene of the blaze at 800 East 8th St. at around 6 a.m. It took them close to an hour to get the flames under control.
Zubai Azim, who lives in a second-floor apartment, escaped the fire and helped his neighbors get out. All tenants were unharmed.
"I had just come down and [saw] all the flames inside, so I came in and started picking up all the kids from inside," Azim says.
According to a tenant, an unattended space heater that was left too close to a wooden bed on the first floor of the building might have sparked the blaze. Officials, however, have not confirmed this theory.


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