By Carol Tannenhauser
A fire broke out on a high floor at 65 Central Park West, between 66th and 67th Streets, on Wednesday at around 9:30 a.m., the FDNY reported.
Twenty units comprising about 78 members responded, and the fire was under control by 10:18 a.m. Three people were injured: one civilian, who was taken to Cornell/New York Hospital; and two firefighters, who were taken to Mt. Sinai West. The names and conditions of the injured have not been released.
Stephen Harmon, a local photographer who took the accompanying pictures, said, “While it looked chaotic because of the big response and all of the flashing lights and gathering crowd, the firemen and other first responders were calm, professional, and efficient and you knew they had everything under control.”