5 FDNY firefighter injured, 1 seriously, in 3-alarm blaze

The blaze broke out late Monday afternoon in New York City's East Village

John Annese
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Five firefighters were injured, one seriously, battling a three-alarm fire in an East Village apartment building Monday.

The blaze broke out about 3:40 p.m. in a five-story building on E. 7th St. at Second Ave., with flames spreading through the walls and floors of the entire building, authorities said. Firefighters brought the fire under control two hours later.

One firefighter was seriously hurt, while four more suffered minor injuries, an FDNY spokesman said.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, the spokesman said.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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