VIDEO - Dramatic video shows a section of a burning apartment building in Brooklyn tumbling onto firefighters, injuring one critically, as they poured water on the inferno.
Four firefighters were injured in the conflagration, which began about 12:30 a.m. Monday at 667 Jefferson Ave., a three-story brownstone where flames shot out of the second and third floors, officials said.
About 140 FDNY personnel in 33 firetrucks responded, an FDNY spokesman said. Several of the smoke-eaters converged on the building’s staircase as the flames grew larger when a large piece of the roof collapsed onto them.
“The cornice of the house fell in the front yard and hit about 15 firemen who were in the front yard, as well as the stoop,” said next-door neighbor Jamal Stevenson.