One Critically Injured in Hell's Kitchen fire

NY Post - May 17, 2020

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One person is in life-threatening condition after a fire tore through a 20-story apartment building in Hell’s Kitchen on Saturday, according to the FDNY.

The blaze broke out at 300 W. 55th St. at around 3:45 p.m.; smoke could be seen billowing from near the roof of The Westerly, a luxury rental building off Eighth Avenue.

In all, 78 firefighters responded to the fire, which they had under control around 4:27 p.m., an FDNY spokesman said.

One additional victim suffered minor injuries. Both were transported to Mount Sinai West, the spokesman said.

It was not immediately clear how the fire was started; officials said an investigation is ongoing.