Firefighter Injured in Fire on 75th Street that Drew More Than 100 Responders

Photo by Carol Tannenhauser.

A fire in a rowhouse at 54 West 75th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West on Tuesday morning escalated to a third alarm, drawing 138 firefighters to the scene. One person was reported injured and was being treated at the scene, according to FDNY. The injured person was a firefighter, according to another firefighter on the scene.

Photo by Harry Leff.

The fire was called in at 10:45 a.m. It was not immediately clear how it started.

Photos and video by tipsters who wished to remain anonymous.

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    1. Joey says:

      God bless New York’s Bravest

    2. Richard says:

      138 firefighters?? Gee, I hope that was enough. 🙄

    3. Tuileries says:

      You would not make that comment if you had seen the video taken from the back of the building. It is horrifying. I live across the street and these are my neighbors, who were effected. And to question the protocols of the FDNY? Viewing this video taught me how well trained they are—warriors in battle—very few men can fill their shoes—and that’s all I have to say to you.