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8-year-old boy dies firefighters injured in Brooklyn New York house fire

By Mason White 4:00 AM February 10, 2013
Brooklyn New York firefighters at the scene of a fire 

By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A deadly house fire broke out in Brooklyn, New York, today during the biggest snowstorm of the season, according to fire officials in Brooklyn, New York.

An 8-year-old Brooklyn boy died early Saturday after a heater caused a house fire, the Fire Department said.

Firefighters found heavy fire conditions just before 3:00 am when they arrived at 2773 Bedford Avenue, a two-story red brick house in Flatbush, Firefighter Daniel Glover, who is a department spokesperson, said.

The fire started on the ground floor, the firefighter said.
The boy, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene. Eight others escaped from the burning home, police said.

Henry Barnes, who lives across the street, said he was awakened by the screams. He went to a window and saw the flash of flames against the dark. Then he went out on a snowy sidewalk, where he saw two women standing on the street.

“One shouted, ‘Get my kids, my kids,'” Mr. Barnes, 57, said on Saturday afternoon.
Another neighbor, Sherrihan Attia, 22, heard the screams and ran to the street. Attia said she offered blankets to a woman and two teenagers. The boys wore shorts, the women were wearing stockings and had no shoes.

“They were shaking and hysterical,” Attia said.
The area is heavily populated by the Jewish community.


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