Crown Heights neighbors say building catches on fire twice in same day
A fire ripped through a building in Crown Heights not once, but twice Sunday, neighbors say.
Tenants say as they grabbed their belongings to evacuate the Franklin Avenue building after a fire demolished the top floor and several apartments on the lower floors, another fire started.
Firefighters say they were called around 1:30 p.m. and were able to place that fire under control around 2:30 p.m.
The American Red Cross helped tenants by offering hotels and financial relief.
Tenants of the building tell News 12 that the fire started when a little girl on the second floor threw what they called a "fire bug" outside the building, but it caught on fire on one of the curtains in an apartment on a lower floor before spreading back up to the fourth floor.