Updated: 12-06-2004 09:49:58 AM

Three Fires in Brooklyn, Bronx Injure 23 People, Including 16 Firefighters

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Fires in three separate parts of the city injured 23 people, including 16 firefighters on Sunday.

A three-alarm blaze in a three-story home at 976 Decatur Street started at about 10:20 a.m. in the Bushwick Section of Brooklyn. Two families were left homeless, fire officials said. Three women were hospitalized and eleven firefighters suffered minor injuries. Foul play was suspected, officials said.

Just before 7 p.m. in the Bronx, a fire started in a 26-story apartment building at 555 Kapock Street in the Spuyten Duyvil section. A 66-year-old woman suffered minor injuries from smoke inhalation.

Shortly after that fire, five firefighters were injured fighting a blaze in a two-story building at 4117 14th Avenue in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn. Three people rescued from the fire were hospitalized for minor injuries