2-Alarm Fire Breaks Out in Washington Heights, FDNY Says

The Patch - December 05, 2018

by Brendan Krisel, Patch National Staff

The fire started in the top floor of a building on West 184th Street and spread to the area between the roof.

It took more than 100 firefighters about two hours to contain a 2-alarm fire in a Washington Heights apartment building early Monday morning, an FDNY spokesman said.

The fire broke out in the top floor of 612 W. 184th St., a five-story apartment building located between Wadsworth and St. Nicholas avenues, around 2:45 a.m., an FDNY spokesman said.

Firefighters responding to the scene noticed that the blaze had spread to the building's cockloft — an area between the top floor ceiling and the roof — prompting the FDNY to activate a second-alarm response.

Twenty-five fire units with more than 100 firefighters responded to the scene, an FDNY spokesman said. The fire was declared under control around 4:20 a.m., the spokesman said.

Nobody was injured during the fire, and the cause of the fire is under investigation, fire officials said.