One Dead, Several Injured in 5-Alarm Brooklyn (NY) Fire

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One person was dead and several others injured in a five-alarm fire this morning in Brooklyn, New York.

The New York Post ( reported that the fire began around 3:30 a.m. above the Flatbush Hardware store.

A total of eight people were rushed to area hospitals and one man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report. At least one person was critically injured, news reports said.

NBC news reported that two police officers were treated for smoke inhalation.

According to NBC, firefighters say that when they arrived at the scene, the hardware store was engulfed in flames and heavy smoke. They evacuated the structure and then operated on the exterior due to unsafe interior conditions.

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