Fire in Top-Floor Broadway Apartment Injures One Firefighter

A fire broke out on Sunday afternoon in a 15th-floor apartment at 220 West 93rd Street on Broadway.

The fire was called in at 2:56 p.m. and was declared under control at 3:23 p.m., according to an FDNY spokesman. One firefighter suffered minor injuries and was sent to the hospital. It’s not immediately clear what caused the fire.

Thanks to Paul (top) and Jack (bottom) for the photos.

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    1. Catherine Pucciarelli says:

      My husband and I happened to be walking down Amsterdam when this happened. The speed and degree of mobilization by the NYFD was impressive. We’re glad the firefighter is okay and we appreciate what they do to keep us safe.

      • Liane curtis says:

        Yes. Three companies responded a total of 30 firefighters showed up.- three houses total. The speed with which I caught my dryer smoking white smoke and called 911 evacuated my 96-year-old jazz composer mother and for Birds was also impressive. Had I not caught the fire when I caught it ans called is as fast as I did it would’ve been far worse. I appreciate FDNY’s efforts immensely and I’m so very grateful that no one was hurt and no more damage was caused. I don’t know if the fire dryer actually exploded or not. That may be an embellishment. I’m looking at my dryer right now and there’s no sign of any explosion. Otherwise I wouldn’t still have kitchen walls.

    2. liane curtis says:

      Whoever talk to the fire marshal has played a game of telephone. There was no explosion. I can take a picture of the dryer if you like. I was shown burn pattern but not any utterance of the word explosion from the fire marshal. That is false.