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A serious fire broke out Sunday evening in an apartment building in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York, according to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).

The fire occurred at 349 Crown St on the first floor, NYCFireWire tweeted.

According to a tweet by FDNYAlerts from late Sunday, the first was under control overnight after all available fire units responded.

The FDNY was contacted shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday about the blaze. Upon arrival, they found the first floor of the building on fire, Anash reported.

Firefighters used ladders and broke windows to evacuate residents on upper floors of the multi-story complex, Chabadinfo reported.

Hatzalah and Shomrim also arrived at the scene to assist, according to Anash.

The “all hands” fire necessitated the use of all the department’s units and additional resources.

According to local reports, firefighters were able to prevent the blaze from spreading to other floors, while rescuing residents trapped on floors above the flames by breaking windows and taking them down on ladders.

There were no reported injuries.

According to, the same building experienced a massive fire in 2021.