Brooklyn Fire Kills Five

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Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, right, and team. Photo: [NYT]

Five people were killed this morning in a fire in Brooklyn, authorities said, in a blaze that took place in apartments located above a row of stores in the Bensonhurst neighborhood. The victims were trapped inside their apartments as the interior walls collapsed due to the flames. A whopping 125 firefighters were called to the scene. Three other residents and thirteen firefighters were injured in the fire.

5 Dead in Brooklyn Apartment Fire [NYT]