Lightning strikes Brooklyn apartment building, 24 firefighters injured

July 26, 2012 04:00PM

A fire erupted on the top floor of a seven-story building at 665 New York Avenue in Holy Cross, Brooklyn this morning, injuring 24 firefighters, the New York Times reported. Their injuries were mostly related to heat exhaustion.

The building has 117 residential units and measures 92,934 square feet, according to PropertyShark. An LLC named Kings & Queens Holdings purchased the property for $12.2 million in August 2007, according to city public records. 

A lightning bolt is believed to be the culprit of the fire, which ravaged the top floor of the building. It took a total of 200 firefighters and three and a half hours to bring everything under control.

The New York Times did not report injuries of building residents. [NYT]