3-Alarm Fire in Bushwick Kills One Firefighter, Injures Several Others

April 16, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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The New York City Fire Department says one firefighter has died and others have been seriously injured in a warehouse fire in Bushwick.
 
According to CBS New York, Lt. Rich Nappi from Engine 237 went into cardiac distress minutes after exiting the building, and he was transported to Woodhull Hospital where he died. Five other injured firefighters were also taken to Woodhull Hospital, one in critical condition and four in serious condition, reports CBS. 
 
The blaze broke out on the second floor of a building on Flushing Avenue in Bushwick at about 1 p.m. Monday. An air-conditioning unit exploded, igniting cardboard boxes, according to MyFoxNY.
 
Officials say 168 firefighters responded to the three-alarm fire, which was declared under control just before 4 p.m. 
 
with reporting by AP
 


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