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Four-alarm inferno critically injures newborn & 12 others, destroys three Brooklyn homes

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A four-alarm fire broke out in Brooklyn earlier this morning, injuring 12 people and sending over 170 firefighters to the scene.

The four-alarm fire was captured on video and could be seen erupting out of control quickly.

“Upon arrival, [firefighters] had fire in the original building and they also had fire spreading through both of the exposures on either side,” FDNY Chief of Operations Thomas Richardson said at a press conference. “Initially they did make an interior attack into the main fire building, but they quickly had to evacuate that building and we concentrated our efforts on the two exposures.”

The youngest victim, a 6-week-old boy who was inside the main building, is in critical condition after inhaling smoke.  One firefighter was sent to the hospital during the incident, raising the injury count to 12.

40 fire units and 25 EMS units responded to the scene.

According to the New York Post, the roof of the building collapsed during the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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