3 children critical in Brownsville apartment fire; officials say they were left home alone, parent taken into custody

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By Dan Sears

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Sunday, August 20, 2023 10:15PM

3 children critical in Brownsville apartment fire

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn (WABC) — Three kids were taken to the hospital in critical condition after a fire broke out at a building in Brooklyn.

Flames broke out shortly before 11:30 a.m. Sunday on the 11th floor of the 14-story building on 383 Livonia Ave in Brownsville.

The firefighters made it to the 11th floor within 12 minutes of the alarm, and immediately took the kids, ages four, five, and eight out of the building and immediately began CPR.

The kids were then taken to the hospital where they are currently in critical, but stable condition.

Officials say the children were left home alone and a parent has been taken into custody.

The circumstances surrounding the children being left home alone remain under investigation.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Mayor Eric Adams was on the scene of the fire Sunday afternoon.

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