NEW YORK (AP) — Eight people have suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a blaze broke out on the 12th floor of a 22-story Brooklyn high-rise public housing apartment building.
A fire department spokesman says a fire in the Langston Hughes Apartments in Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood broke out at about 4:20 p.m. Friday and was placed under control about an hour later.
The injured were taken to area hospitals.
Police say officers kicked open a 12th floor apartment building, heard a 57-year-old woman's screams, crawled on the floor to reach her and then carried her down the stairwell to safety.
NYCHA referred questions to the FDNY.
Earlier this month, a faulty electrical wire caused a blaze on the 20th floor of a 42-story Manhattan high-rise apartment building that killed a man and seriously injured his husband.