Firefighters battled a fast moving fire in a Bushwick apartment building Monday afternoon.
Authorities say flames broke out at 3:33 p.m. on the top floor of the three-story residence at 420 Evergreen Ave.
The blaze quickly spread to the space between the ceiling and the roof. Two buildings were affected by the flames as the FDNY called for a third alarm at 3:43 p.m.
Residents who were inside at the time tell CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco the fire spread quickly despite their efforts to contain it.
“Everything happened so fast,” resident Daniel Quiroz said. “Walk in, one minute a little kid screams ‘Fire!’ next thing I know I go upstairs and my uncle is fighting the fire, I’m trying to help him. By the time I got up there it was too late already.”
Quiroz added that by the time he got to the hallway the attic was already on fire.
The fire was placed under control shortly after 5 p.m. One firefighter sustained minor injuries at the scene, according to the Fire Department.