FDNY Battles Fire in Dongan Hills Apartment Complex

SILive - August 05, 2018

by Kristin F. Dalton

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - No injuries were reported after a fire broke out inside of a Dongan Hills apartment complex on Friday evening, said an FDNY spokesman.

First responders received a call about a fire inside of an three-story apartment on Vera Street, the spokesman said.

The all-hands fire began on the second floor of the garden apartment and prompted 12 units and over 65 firefighters and EMS personnel to respond, he said.

People gathered outside of the building to watch the fire fighters extinguish the blaze.

Many residents said they were not home when the fire began but were returning home from work and drove up to the scene.