Four people were injured, three critically, Wednesday after a two-alarm fire broke out inside a Brooklyn housing complex.
Firefighters say the fire broke out around 12:30 on the fourth floor of the eight story apartment building located at 1165 Stanley Avenue in East New York.
Witnesses say they heard two loud pops before the fire started.
Firefighters found three of the victims unconscious when they arrived.
They were taken to the hospital in critical condition.
The fourth victim was found alert and was safely evacuated.
The injuries are said to be serious but not life threatening.
"It was Like a movie. Towering Inferno on the fourth floor," said one building resident.
"After the smoke came through the window, within a matter of minutes it burst into flames. A blanket of smoke just started coming through both windows," said another building resident.
Fire officials at the scene say the fourth floor sustained the most damage.
Most residents were able to stay in their apartments.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.