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Huge blaze engulfs New York tower block and leaves ‘multiple people critically injured’ 

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

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 was reported around 6.45am and it was under control by 7.52am. Authorities said there were multiple critical injuries

The fire was reported around 6.45am and it was under control by 7.52am. Authorities said there were multiple critical injuries

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