- At least five people have been ‘seriously injured in blaze reported early Sunday
- New York firefighters battled the fire on 29th floor of building in East Harlem
- Fire reported at 1295 Fifth Ave around 6.45am; it was under control by 7.52am
- Video of incident shows firefighters spraying water on the fire inside complex
At least five people have been ‘seriously injured’ in an early morning blaze in Manhattan.
New York firefighters were battling a blaze on the 29th floor of a building located at 1295 Fifth Avenue in East Harlem.
The fire was reported around 6.45am and it was under control by 7.52am.
At least five people have been seriously injured in an early morning blaze in Manhattan. New York firefighters battled a blaze on the 29th floor of a building located at 1295 Fifth Avenue in Harlem
The fire was reported around 6.45am and it was under control by 7.52am. Authorities said there were multiple critical injuries
Authorities said there were multiple critical injuries.
One New Yorker posted a video of the fire on Twitter.
‘Fire in the building across the street. FDNY on site quickly, with massive response. Couple of people have been carried out on stretchers,’ the user tweeted.
The video shows thick smoke coming from one of the building’s windows as firefighters sprayed water on the blaze from inside the complex.
The fire in Harlem comes just hours after three people were killed and eight others injured in a house fire in Queens.
Authorities said the blaze broke out late Saturday night at a two-story home.
An 82-year-old woman, an 87-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were all killed in the fire.
Eight other people were taken to area hospitals. Three, including an eight-year-old girl, have been listed in critical condition.
The other five are hospitalized in stable condition with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
The cause of the Queens fire remains under investigation.