One critically injured in Brooklyn fire

Firefighters suffered minor injuries
February 19, 2008 11:03:20 AM PST
An elderly man was critically injured when fire that started in his mattress burned through his house in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn. The fire broke out inside 364 Ridgewood Avenue, a two story house, just before 1:15 p.m. this afternoon.

One resident, a elderly man who neighbors said smoked heavily, was critically injured.

He sustained second degree burns and smoke inhalation.

He was taken to Brookdale Hospital in cardiac arrest.

Two firefighters were also being treated for very minor injuries.

Officials say the fire was quickly brought under control.

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