DNA Info - February 14, 2012by Wil Cruz, DNAinfo News Editor
Rohan Prabhudesai, 20, a New York University student who lives in the building, said he was fast asleep in his apartment when a neighbor ran in.
"The tenant in apartment 2 ran in crying, 'Fire!' Once we opened the door, smoke started pouring in," said Prabhudesai.
He said the woman then "ran back and got her records, her wallet," from inside her apartment. "She wanted to go back to get more, but we didn't let her."
"I got a small glimpse," inside the woman's charred and smoke-filled apartment, and added, "Everything was gone."
The fire was under control about 7:10 a.m., FDNY officials said.