East Harlem Fire

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12 Injured In Harlem Fire

April 29, 2018 - 12:16 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A dozen people were injured, and three of them were reported in critical condition, in a fire in an East Harlem high-rise Sunday morning.

The fire broke out in a 29th-floor apartment in the 35-story building at 1295 Fifth Ave. at 110th Street.

Twelve people were taken to the hospital, and three were reported in critical condition – a man and two young girls ages 6 and 1 1/2, the FDNY said.

FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Michael Gala said the victims were taken out within minutes.

“Being met in the hallway with heavy heat and heavy smoke conditions is a challenge,” Gala said.

Meanwhile, the head of the building’s tenant association, Faheem Abdur-Razzaaq, wanted to know why the building’s fire alarms did not go off.

“They tested it and it worked,” Abdur-Razzaaq said, “but none of that happened today.”

The cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious, officials said.