Two Firefighters Injured in Manhattan Apartment Blaze: FDNY

WNBC 4 - April 16, 2018

by Wale Aliyu, Katherine Creag, Erica Byfield and Tracie Strahan

Two firefighters and a member of public have been injured in an apartment fire that broke out in a Manhattan apartment building Sunday.

One of the firefighters is suffering from serious but non-life threatening injuries due to smoke inhalation while the other has minor injuries, the FDNY said. The civilian was taken to Harlem Hospital in a serious condition due to burns.

The FDNY responded to the fire at 549 West 163rd Street just after 12 p.m. The blaze broke out on the second floor of a a six story apartment.

A witness at the scene said they saw a person who couldn’t get out of the apartment, so ran to the roof and jumped to another building.

Firefighters had the situation under control by 1 p.m. The cause is under investigation.