STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The city Fire Department (FDNY) is battling a three-alarm fire inside a multiple dwelling residence in Tompkinsville on Saturday evening.
The call came in at 5:55 p.m. about a fire inside of an Oxford Place home’s basement, according to an FDNY spokesman.
The fire went from the cellar to the structure’s roof, the spokesman said, where it was first reported as a 2-alarm fire.
At the scene, more than 25 units filled Oxford Place and the surrounding streets of Cebra and Woodstock Avenues.
There were firefighters along the route, with hoses and on the ladder, responding to the multiple dwelling home.
The spokesman did not have any information about injuries at the time this report was written.
An NYC Notify email warned residents within the vicinity to expect smoke, traffic delays, and a heavy presence of emergency personnel.
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene advises residents to avoid smoke exposure from structural fires by closing windows while indoors and reducing outdoor activity where smoke is present.
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