3 Hurt in 2-Alarm Blaze at Harlem Housing Complex

1010 Wins - November 14, 2009

by Kathleen Maloney

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- When firefighters arrived at the Polo Grounds housing complex Friday afternoon, flames were shooting from a seventh floor apartment, officials say.

Battalion Chief Raymond Sessa says the weather made the blaze difficult to fight.

"The wind was a factor in this fire," Sessa said. " We had a heavy wind condition blowing fire back into the apartment so we deployed our fire blanket and it helped tremendously."

Firefighters were eventually able to move into the apartment and extinguish the two-alarm blaze.

Officials say one firefighter and two civilians sustained minor injuries.

The fire was contained to the apartment where it started.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.