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1 NY firefighter dies, two hurt battling Brooklyn blaze

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Firefighters salute after an ambulance carrying a firefighter passes by on Saturday. (Source: NY1/CNN) Firefighters salute after an ambulance carrying a firefighter passes by on Saturday. (Source: NY1/CNN)

NEW YORK (NY1/CNN) - A veteran firefighter was killed in the line of duty while battling a high-rise fire in Brooklyn.

It happened late Saturday night on the 19th floor of a 21-story residential building.

More than 100 firefighters were at the scene when the firefighter was critically hurt.

Authorities have not said what happened, only that the firefighter was rushed to a hospital, where he died a short time later.

Two other firefighters were injured and hospitalized.

The fire's cause is under investigation.

FDNY says the fallen firefighter was a 14-year veteran of the department.

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