5 FDNY FFs among 12 injured in apartment blaze

The blaze erupted at an apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan Thursday morning

Destinee Evans and Thomas Tracy
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — A dozen people, including five firefighters, were injured early Thursday after a fire tore through an Upper West Side apartment, according to officials and reports.

The blaze erupted inside an empty Riverside Drive apartment near W. 82nd St. around 5:45 a.m. and quickly spread to adjoining apartments, the FDNY said.

Firefighters were seen pulling people out of a third-story window onto a tower ladder and down to safety.

There was no one in the home where the fire started, officials at the scene said. The flames were put out around 7:15 a.m.

Seven residents and five firefighters were taken to area hospitals, all with minor injuries.

FDNY Fire Marshals were investigating what sparked the blaze Thursday morning.


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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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