10 FDNY firefighters injured in multi-building 5-alarm blaze
More than 200 fire and EMS personnel responded to the five-alarm fire that spread to six buildings
By Laura French
NEW YORK — At least 10 firefighters sustained injuries while battling a five-alarm blaze in Staten Island on Monday.
The injuries to the firefighters and one civilian were not life threatening, FDNY Chief of Department John Sudnik said in a statement.
FDNY members are operating on scene of a 5-alarm fire at 829 Rensselaer Avenue on Staten Island. pic.twitter.com/pNrBfCHp1C— FDNY (@FDNY) January 20, 2020
“The fire quickly extended into the adjoining buildings – a total of six buildings eventually became involved,” Sudnik said. “We have over 200 fire and EMS personnel that operated this five-alarm fire.”
The fire was brought under control at about 5 p.m. last night.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
FDNY members continue to operate on scene of a 5-alarm fire at 829 Rensselaer Avenue on Staten Island. The fire has been placed under control. pic.twitter.com/HSwiCqVFSQ— FDNY (@FDNY) January 20, 2020