Person Suffers Serious Facial Burns in Upper East Side High-Rise Fire

DNA Info - December 29, 2010

by Patrick Hedlund

MANHATTAN - A person suffered burns to the face after a fire broke out inside a residential high-rise on the Upper East Side Tuesday night, the FDNY said.

The fire started about 8 p.m. inside the 22-story building at 177 E. 75th St., fire officials said. The injured person was brought to New York-Presbyterian Hospital in serious condition with facial burns, officials said.

Four others, including one firefighter, suffered less serious injuries in the fire and were brought to New York-Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition, the FDNY said.

A total of 60 firefighters responded to the blaze, bringing the fire under control at 8:41 p.m., the FDNY said.