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Two Firefighters Injured in Manhattan Apartment Blaze: FDNY

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    Two Firefighters Injured in Manhattan Apartment Blaze

    Three people were hurt in a fire in Washington Heights on Sunday. Wale Aliyu reports.

    (Published Sunday, April 15, 2018)

    Two firefighters and a member of the public have been injured in an apartment fire that broke out in a Manhattan apartment building Sunday.

    One of the firefighters is suffering from serious but non-life threatening injuries due to smoke inhalation while the other has minor injuries, the FDNY said. The civilian was taken to Harlem Hospital in a serious condition due to burns. 

    The FDNY responded to the fire at 549 West 163rd St. just after 12 p.m. 

    The blaze broke out on the second floor of a a six story apartment. 

    A witness at the scene said they saw a person who couldn’t get out of the apartment, so ran to the roof and jumped to another building. 

    Firefighters had the situation under control by 1 p.m. Fire officials said the cause of the fire was accidental. They say a candle was left lit and the person inside fled the apartment and wind enhanced the flames.