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High-rise fire at senior center injures 2 people

Firefighters on the roof of Christopher Blenman Senior Center, a 20-story high-rise in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

March 1, 2012 4:22:14 AM PST
A fire at a high-rise building in Brooklyn overnight injured two people, one of them critically.

The fire started at 12:30 Thursday morning on the upper floors of Christopher Blenman Senior Center, a 20-story apartment building on East New York Avenue in Crown Heights.

Many of the building's residents are elderly.

Strong winds made the firefighters' job even more difficult

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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