East Harlem Apartment Fire Injures 1, FDNY Says Patch.com

The Patch - June 09, 2018

by patch.com

One person was taken to the hospital after a fire broke out Thursday night at a building in the Riverton Square development. By Brendan Krisel, Patch National Staff | Jun 8, 2018 8:35 am ET

EAST HARLEM, NY — One person was hospitalized after a fire broke out in an East Harlem apartment building Thursday night, an FDNY spokeswoman said.

The fire broke out around 11:15 p.m. on the second floor of 2410 Madison Avenue, fire officials said. The building is part of the Riverton Square development — located between West 135th and 138th streets from Fifth Avenue to the East River.

Firefighters rescued one person from the second-floor apartment, an FDNY spokeswoman said. That person was taken to an area hospital suffering burns, fire officials said.

The fire was put under control around 11:40 p.m., fire officials said. The cause of the fire is currently unknown and under investigation.