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Flatbush building fire displaces residents, floods local business

A residential building fire at 1441 Flatbush Ave left residents without a home.

Lindsay Tanney

Feb 13, 2024, 11:54 PM

Updated 130 days ago


A residential building fire in Flatbush left residents without a home during a snowstorm.
The fire department said they responded to a fire at 1441 Flatbush Ave. at around 8:40 a.m.
Once the fire was out, residents met with the Red Cross for emergency assistance.
The Red Cross told News 12 they provided 25 residents with financial assistance and temporary lodging as part of their emergency response plan.
Residents say they are frustrated, that they waited in the cold for hours and that they have no place to go after the temporary lodging ends.
"I'm very sad because I don't know where to go today," resident Mouni Kant said.
Aside from the residents, one business owner tells News 12 his shop is completely ruined.
He said the water used to put out the fire ended up falling from his ceiling. This caused major damage and flooding to his shop, forcing him to try to salvage anything he could find.
The Department of Buildings put a vacate order on the entire building, so for now, those residents can not go home and that business can not reopen.
FDNY is still investigating the cause of the fire. 

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