5 firefighters hurt battling 2-alarm house fire in Brooklyn, plus extreme heat

MIDWOOD, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A two-alarm fire burned through a three-story home in Brooklyn on Thursday evening, leaving five firefighters hurt.

The fire started in the attic of the home on E. 18th Street in the Midwood section around 6:30 p.m. It was brought under control by 8 p.m.

Fortunately, no one was home at the time of the fire.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene.

"They're incredible it's so hot they're out here drinking water wearing those heavy gear they're doing what they do you have to admire them," said Amanda Conway, a witness.

One firefighter was seriously injured and four others suffered minor injuries. The seriously injured firefighter is said to have suffered from heat exhaustion.

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