Saturday, June 4, 2011
Brooklyn wall collapse injures firefighter
From Eyewitness News:
A partial wall collapse injured a firefighter in the Prospect Heights section early Saturday morning.
A brick hit that firefighter in the face.
The collapse followed a four alarm fire in the seven-story building under construction on Washington Avenue.
The fire broke out around 4:00 a.m. in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn.
The building was vacant, but officials say three people suffered smoke inhalation as the fire and smoke spread to surrounding structures.
Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire, which took about three hours to bring under control.
They are also concerned about the stability of the building and whether the rest of it may collapse.
Department of Building inspectors remained on the scene.