Firefighter injured as blaze breaks out at Brooklyn day care

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Sunday, September 27, 2020
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At least one firefighter was injured when flames broke out at a day care center in Brooklyn, leaving the building heavily damaged just a week after students returned to school.

CANARSIE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Crews rushed to the scene of a fire at a day care in Brooklyn early Sunday morning.

The fire was reported on the fourth-floor hallway of a building on Farragut Road in Brooklyn around 5:45 a.m.

Twelve FDNY units responded to Yeled V'Yalda Early Childhood Center and the fire was under control just before 6:40 a.m.

Video from Citizen App shows crews responding to the scene:

One firefighter was overcome with smoke and suffered minor injuries.

Video from the scene showed firefighters breaking down windows to fight the fire.

The school started classes for pre-K and 3-K students last week.

No other injuries were reported but the fire did cause extensive damage to the building.

It remains unclear how the fire started.

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