Fires Sweep Through East Village, Midtown Overnight

DNAinfo - January 06, 2011

MANHATTAN - Two fires broke out in the East Village and Midtown overnight, leaving one firefighter with minor injuries, fire officials said.

A blaze began on the first floor of a five-story East Vilage residential building at 7th Street and First Avenue just before midnight, an FDNY spokesman said. The fire was contained to one apartment and was put out by 12:13 a.m., officials said.

One firefighter was transported to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center for minor injuries after working on the East Village blaze.

A second fire broke out in Midtown West at 4:46 a.m. Thursday morning in the basement of a commercial building on Ninth Avenue between 52nd and 53rd street, the FDNY said.

No injuries were reported, and the fire was quashed minutes later, fire officials said.