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First Responders Who Saved Children From Burning Brooklyn Building Honored at City Hall

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First responders who performed a dramatic rescue earlier this week, saving three children from a burning building in Brooklyn, were honored Thursday at City Hall.

Mayor Bill de Blasio recognized all FDNY and EMS crews involved in the rescue during a ceremony.

Units responding to the fire at the Pink Houses Tuesday morning rescued two boys from a fourth floor unit by cutting through the child safety gates and pulling them out onto a bucket ladder.

A third boy was pulled unconscious from inside the apartment and later revived by EMTs.

“We search in modern society for people we can consider heroes. Look around right now and you see the real thing," de Blasio said. "And true professionals, people who took their training, put it into action to the letter."

There's still no word on what caused the fire.

Meanwhile, the Administration for Children's Services has launched an investigation into the fire.

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