New York Fire Department rescues baby from burning apartment in Brooklyn
New York Fire Department has carried out an operation to rescue a baby girl through the window of a burning apartment in Brooklyn.
The incident occurred early Thursday morning at Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.
According to firefighters, flames broke out in apartment 3A at 60 Moore Street shortly after 1 a.m. but the cause of the two-alarm fire was not clear.
Footage of the rescue showed a ladder raised to the apartment window as a firefighter carried the baby girl that was passed to him through a window. The baby was not injured.
While several other people were also rescued, 11 were injured including two firefighters.
6 people including the baby were taken to a local hospital where they were expected to recover.
A resident of the neighborhood told reporters a space heater in her apartment caught fire.
"When I got up I went to the kitchen and I just couldn't believe that my space heater was on fire. It was on a low flame. I called 911. As soon as the fire went up, I tried to get water, but I just ran out. I grabbed my child and ran out."
The woman said she left without shoes, a jacket or money.