Hell's Kitchen Fire: 3 People Injured As Fire Breaks Out In 5-Story Building

The Patch - February 16, 2017

by Brendan Krisel (Patch National Staff)

Firefighters battled the Hell's Kitchen blaze for a little more than an hour Wednesday morning.

HELL'S KITCHEN, NY — Firefighters battled flames on the top floor of a 5-story building for a little more than an hour Wednesday afternoon in Hell's Kitchen, an FDNY spokesman told Patch.

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Three people were injured during the fire, which broke out in the area between the top floor ceiling and the roof at 690 10th Avenue near West 49th Street, an FDNY spokesman said. One of the injuries was considered serious, and the patient was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, an FDNY spokesman told Patch. The other two injuries were minor and the patients were treated on the scene of the fire, officials said.

Twenty-fire fire units and 106 firefighters responded to the scene of the fire, which broke out around 11:30 a.m., FDNY officials told Patch. The fire was under control around 12:45 p.m., but all visible flames were put out before the fire was officially considered under control, an FDNY spokesman said.

The Fire Marshall's office will investigate the cause of the fire and the city Department of Buildings will inspect the building for damages, an FDNY spokesman told Patch.