In a harrowing incident that unfolded early this morning, a tenant has made shocking claims that their landlord attempted to burn them out of their second-floor residence in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The incident resulted in a fierce blaze that required a swift and courageous response from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).
At precisely 5:17 a.m., FDNY personnel were dispatched to the scene of a fire emergency at 212 Forbell St. in East New York.
The situation was already dire upon their arrival, with flames raging within the building.
According to one resident of the building, who wished to remain anonymous, the landlord allegedly threw black tar onto the front door and menacingly declared his intention to force the family out of their apartment.
The resident claimed this act of aggression came after government assistance with payments had ceased.
The intensity of the fire was such that the stairs connecting the first and second floors were consumed by flames, severely hindering access for firefighters. Undeterred, a total of fifty-five FDNY firefighters valiantly battled the blaze, utilizing two hose lines to confront the inferno head-on.
In a remarkable show of community solidarity, neighboring residents rushed to aid the family in distress. They helped catch four children who were desperately thrown out of a back window by their father, while firefighters heroically carried out the remaining two family members.
After nearly an hour of relentless firefighting efforts, the blaze was finally brought under control at 6:05 a.m.
The FDNY’s Fire Marshals Office is now tasked with determining the exact cause of this devastating fire, which has left the affected family in shock and the community deeply concerned about their safety and the actions of the landlord.
This shocking incident serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of fire safety and the critical role of first responders in safeguarding our communities.
The investigation into the alleged actions of the landlord is ongoing, and further details are expected to emerge as authorities dig deeper into this disturbing event.