1 dead, 3 injured after fire breaks out in Brownsville, Brooklyn

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Monday, August 14, 2023
2 people jump from sixth-floor apartment building to escape Brooklyn fire
Two people jumped from a sixth-floor apartment to escape thick smoke after a fire started in a building in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- One person is dead, and several others injured after a fire broke out in a Brooklyn apartment building on Monday.

The fire was reported at around 2 p.m. in a six-story apartment building on Rockaway Parkway at East 96th Street in Brownsville.

Four people were injured in the fire, including two people who jumped from the sixth floor to escape to escape thick smoke that emanated from the blaze.

According to officials, one of those victims died at the hospital.

The two other victims remain hospitalized, while the fourth was able to able to walk away.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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