Firefighter hit by falling air conditioner after battling a blaze in Bensonhurst

BENSONHURT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- An air conditioner plunged onto the head of a firefighter after battling a second alarm fire in Brooklyn Monday morning.

The firefighter was struck by the air conditioner that apparently fell from the window of the 85th Street Bensonhurst home sometime after 9 a.m.

FDNY members rushed to his aide after the firefighter was knocked unconscious.

He was taken to Lutheran Hospital, where he was stabilized.

He is expected to survive.

The firefighter's helmet was cracked and sliced open by the AC unit.

Five other firefighters suffered minor injuries from fighting the blaze.

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Investigators say 54-year-old Asif Raja set the fire in several locations inside his restaurant, but the sprinkler system knocked the flames down.



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