One person was killed and two more were injured in a suspicious fire at a Brooklyn (NY) apartment building Thursday morning.
The fire broke out on the second floor of a three-story walk-up in Crown Heights at about 4:30 a.m., according to a report in the Daily News (http://nydn.us/vvaTZL).
The man who died reportedly had a roommate or visitor in his apartment at the time of the fire. The report seems to indicate this visitor was the second victim; he suffered smoke inhalation and was transported to an area hospital.
Firefighters reportedly found heavy fire on arrival. The narrow hallways and cramped quarters in the building made it difficult for firefighters to attack the flames as they engulfed the second floor and spread to the upper level, according to fire officials. The narrow hallways made it difficult to maneuver hoselines.
One firefighter suffered a serious but non-life-threatening injury and was transported.
For firefighter training articles on this fires of this sort and hoseline stretching, read Apparatus Positioning At Multiple Dwelling Fires, How Kinks Affect Your Fire Attack System, and Hoseline Operations for Residential Fires.