4 FDNY firefighters injured during all-hands blaze at housing complex

EMS transported the firefighters from the Mariners Harbor Houses


Maura Grunlund and Jan Somma-Hammel
Staten Island Advance, N.Y.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A fire in the Mariners Harbor Houses on Thursday morning prompted a large emergency response and resulted in four FDNY members requiring medical care.

EMS treated and transported the firefighters, three with minor injuries and one with a medical condition, to a hospital. No civilians were injured, according to a spokesman for the FDNY/EMS.

The fire was reported at 8:45 a.m. for the seven-story, low-rise, fire-proof apartment building at 173 Brabant St., the FDNY spokesman said.

Firefighters arrived on scene in about four minutes and found the fire on the second floor. Raised to an “all-hands” response, about 70 firefighters and 15 units brought the fire under control in about a half hour at 9:19 a.m., the FDNY spokesman said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, the FDNY spokesman said.

Broken windows and smoke damage could be seen on the second floor of the building. Concerned residents were standing outside looking at the damage, while a firefighter was walking a dog apparently rescued from the conflagration.

Firefighters could be seen checking the interior of an apartment and a stationary ladder was extended up to one of the windows of the charred units.

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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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