Nearly a dozen firefighters were injured as they battled black a two alarm blaze in Park Slope Tuesday. Officials said that still do not know what started the blaze at 269 6th Street between 4th and 5th avenues. Area firefighters were called to the scene when flames could be seen from the second floor of the building. Residents fled the three story apartment building when the fire broke out. FDNY officials said that the fire quickly engulfed the second floor and began eating his way to the third floor. Attacking from both the roof and the first floor, it took firefighters over an hour to beat the blaze into submission, officials said. Over 100 firefighters responded to fight the blaze, said officials. Nine firefighters were taken to New York Methodist Hospital for minor injuries, said officials. No civilians were injured, officials said. By Wednesday, FDNY fire marshals were still trying to determine what caused the fire. Anyone with information regarding this blaze is urged to come forward. Calls can be made to the FDNY tip line at (800) FIRE-TIP. All calls will be kept confidential.
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