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    Days after the killing of 12 .. A new fire in the same neighborhood in New York

    A fire ripped through three residential buildings in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, injuring at least six firefighters and one police officer.
    The fire quickly jumped from one building to an adjacent one, and then to a third, in the Crown Heights neighborhood after sparking around 9.30pm.
    It remains unclear what sparked the blaze, but officials have not ruled out weather and heating devices.
    The incident comes after 23 people were injured in a Bronx blaze on Tuesday morning, and days after 12 were killed in a Bronx apartment fire last week.
    All three residents of the single-family home where the Crown Heights fire started were able to evacuate before firefighters arrived. No civilian injuries have been reported in any of the three buildings.
    Firefighters had to battle the blaze in freezing conditions, with temperatures hitting 20F with a windchill making it feel closer to 11F.
    Three firefighters, however, were injured when a stairway gave way as they were climbing it, fire officials told NBC New York. Three other firefighters were hurt as they worked to put out the fire.
    Of the six firefighters injured, three suffered serious but non-life-threatening – injuries while the other three suffered minor injuries.
    Flames were put out just before midnight on Tuesday, and officials remained at the scene to canvass the buildings, specifically their roofs. 
    dailymail.co.uk

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