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Early Morning Fire Rips Through Brownstone on Monroe Street

There were no reported fatalities and fire detectives are investigating the cause

A two-alarm fire ripped through the top floor of three-story brownstone at 229A Monroe Street early Friday morning, sending one person leaping from the second floor in an attempt to escape the flames.

Twelve units were called at approximately 12:39 a.m. when the fire ignited at the building located on Monroe St and Nostrand Ave.

An additional 13 units were called to the scene—106 firemen total— as the fire continued to rage and several of the tenants, including children, had to be rescued, reported fire inspectors.

The fire was brought under control after about an hour, at around 1:35 a.m.

There were no reported fatalities. Four tenants and two firefighters were transported to Woodhull Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Fire inspectors are still investigating the cause.

Christina January 12, 2013 at 04:33 PM
A neighbor will be coordinating donation efferts here is his note: Hello my name is Alex Jeffrey. i live in the house 225 Monroe St two houses down from the home that was caught on fire. It's a tragedy that this happened to the Green Family. This could have happened to any of us and only by the grace of God, no lives were taken. I would like to collect a monetary donation on their behalf. It can be any amount and every little bit counts. You can either drop it in my mail slot on the first floor or you can call me at 718 753-6041. Collecting donations until Monday and it will be delivered to the Greene family on Monday night. I would also like to add that this family lost everything clothes, household items etc. In addition to your monetary donation he will accept gently used boys and adult clothes. Thank you for your consideration.

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