22 Injured, Including 10 Firefighters, in Fire at Residential High-Rise in Harlem: FDNY - NBC New York

22 Injured, Including 10 Firefighters, in Fire at Residential High-Rise in Harlem: FDNY

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    22 Injured, Including 10 Firefighters, in Fire at Residential High-Rise in Harlem: FDNY

    Twenty-two people were injured, including 10 firefighters, in a fire at a high-rise apartment building in Manhattan on Sunday, New York City fire officials said. (Published Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015)

    Twenty-two people were injured, including 10 firefighters, in a fire at a high-rise apartment building in Manhattan on Sunday, New York City fire officials said.

    The fire broke out just before 11 a.m. in a 16th-floor apartment of the Riverside Park Community and spread into the apartment above on the 17th floor of a building, investigators said. The residential complex is made up of five buildings at 3333 Broadway in Harlem.

     

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    About 100 firefighters battled the blaze, which burned for nearly half an hour through several apartments. They managed to get the flames under control just after 11:20 a.m.

    One resident said she stuck wet towels and blankets under her door to keep the smoke from coming into her apartment.

    "The hallway was completely black," she said. "It was very horrible, it was extremely scary. I kept going out to see if the fire was out, but the fire was still there." 

    Many of the injured were taken to St. Luke's Hospital, according to the FDNY. Most of them suffered from smoke inhalation, a firefighter said. Four children were among those injured.

    The fire displaced at least six people, firefighters said.

     

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