2 FDNY Injured Fighting New Year's Day Blaze in Vacant Home

SI Advance - January 02, 2019

by Tracey Porpora

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Two city firefighters (FDNY) suffered minor injuries while battling a blaze that ignited in a vacant Tompkinsville home in the early morning hours of 2019, said an FDNY spokesman.

FDNY was alerted to the fire, at 79 Monroe Ave., at 6:07 a.m. Tuesday, said an FDNY spokesman. Firefighters were on scene by 6:08 a.m. where a heavy fire had spread throughout a two-story home, said the spokesman.

The raging blaze called for a second alarm to be transmitted to firefighters, resulting in additional units to fight the fire. Firefighters had the blaze placed under control by 8:18 a.m., the spokesman said.

As of Tuesday morning, firefighters, the American Red Cross, and city Department of Building inspectors remained on scene.

Earlier in the evening, firefighters also fought a smaller dryer vent fire in a home at 160 Wirt Ave. in Rossville just after midnight, and it was put under control by 1:05 a.m., said the FDNY spokesman.