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Apartment Fire on Pacific Street

There are no reported injuries

A fire at 260 Pacific St. Tuesday evening forced residents in their bathrobes and cats in carrying cases out onto the city streets. No one was injured.

The fire broke out in an apartment on the fourth floor of a large, five-story building in Boerum Hill, a fire department spokesman said. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Milagro Colon lives just above the apartment that was on fire.

"My friend lives downstairs," she said, sitting on a chair in her nightgown, holding back tears. "She's my best friend, she's in Florida, her son is sick."

The Fire Department received the call at 6:43 p.m. and by 7:04 p.m. the fire was under control, said the spokesman. 12 units responded to the scene, and 60 firefighters fought the blaze.

Kira Silver, another resident, came home to find her street filled with fire trucks and onlookers. She was allowed to go inside and rescue her two cats, which were in carrying cases beside her on the sidewalk.

"I came back from the laundromat and they were smashing the windows," she said.

Pat Kral May 04, 2011 at 12:42 PM
I could feel the anguish a fire brings to people who directly experience it tough stuff
George Kral May 04, 2011 at 01:11 PM
Fast work by the Fire Department!
sabrina May 04, 2011 at 02:25 PM
this was my grandmothers apt...i grew up there. soo hard to see everything destroyed. my grandmother worked soo hard to have the little she did. she's an extraordinary woman going through a rough time right now. she's currently in florida tending to her dying son. i had to break the news to her. i've spoken to the fire department and have requested an arson investigation as this fire seems extremely suspicious given the fact that the landlord is scum and has been trying for years to get my grandmother to vacate the apt so he can gut renovate it and flip it for an astronomical price
ahhahhag May 04, 2011 at 03:45 PM
This story lacks any real info as to the location. Pacific St in Boerum Hill--a street number, cross street?
Georgia Kral May 04, 2011 at 04:13 PM
Thanks for alerting us to the omission. Adding exact address now.

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