Three firefighters were injured in a blaze that started on the top floor of the 13-story building at 924 West End Avenue, near 105th Street. The fire was called in at 2:35 a.m. and declared under control as of 3:27 a.m.
The three firefighters were taken to the hospital — two to St. Luke’s and one to Cornell — in stable condition, according to an FDNY spokesman.
It’s not immediately clear what sparked the fire.
Photo by Jake Sigal.
Terrifying. Please, WSR, update if you find out the cause!
Jake Sigal photographer!!!
The response by the FDNY and first responders was amazing. The continuous and numerous sirens in the night told you something big was going on. This could have been worse!
The picture does not show what was happening on the street. Access to the building was from the lobby on 105th Street in the middle of the block. The fire on the top floor of this 13 story building made it impossible for ladder and tower trucks to directly battle the blaze.
Most of the fire trucks were on WEA due to 105th street being short and narrow. On Broadway, numerous EMS/EMT units were waiting to treat the injured. Fed by the hydrant in front of the building lobby, a single pumper on 105th street was able to supply water via the stand pipe.
Putting all logistical obstacles aside and with great skill, FDNY was able to put out the fire fairly quickly in this over 100 year old building of 75 apartments.
Remarkable photo! Shows the horror of the event in full flame. My heart goes out to those whose apartments were ruined.
GOD BLESS THE FDNY………………
I was awakened at 2:30 am by the sirens and watched in horror: the blazing flames, the falling debris, the shattering glass. It was hard to see that much destruction happening in front of my eyes. After a time, I could make out the shapes of the firemen, moving calmly through the smoke and flames,relaxed and assured. Their bravery and strength and protects us from this awful danger. May they receive the best possible care and receive all our gratitude and support for the work they do. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Wow!! what a scary scene but I have to say…that photo is amazing! It almost doesn’t look real. Great job.