BREAKING: Investigation Into MASSIVE NYC High-Rise Fire Underway, 24 Injured, Multiple Critical…. Possible TERRORISM

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Twenty-four people, including four New York City firefighters, were injured Thursday evening when a massive four-alarm fire broke out in an Upper West Side high-rise building.

Nearly 170 firefighters battled the fire that broke out on the third floor of the 33-story building on West 59th Street and 10th Avenue at about 5 p.m., a fire department spokesman said. Flames could be seen shooting out of the building’s windows, according to New York Post.

Fourteen civilians were injured in the blaze–two critically and 12 with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the spokesman. Three of the civilians were children–a one-month old, a 1-year-old and a 7-year-old who was in cardiac arrest,police sources said. Four firefighters also sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Thirteen civilians stood on the roof of the building, waiting for officials to direct them to an exit, police sources said.

The inferno started in a third-floor apartment in the 33-story building on West 59th Street near 10th Avenue at around 5 p.m. Witnesses reported seeing flames shooting out of the building’s windows as the fire spread to the fourth floor, according to FOX.

It wasn’t clear what started the fire, but open windows and heavy winds caused thick smoke to rise into the building’s upper floors.
Some of the residents escaped to the roof to wait out the fire.

One resident, Shruti Kulkarni, tweeted that the fire had forced her to stay inside her apartment on the 7th floor.

Later, Kulkarni tweeted that she was able to get out of the building and was safe.

Firefighters went floor to floor to check on the residents, who include medical residents and doctors affiliated with Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital.

More than two hours after the fire began, the FDNY tweeted that the blaze had been “knocked down.”

A woman who lived in the apartment where the fire started was able to get out of the building safely, her next door neighbor told the New York Post.

“I saw her in the lobby,” said the resident, who did not give her name. “She was completely covered with black ashes. I tried to have her go to emergency room, but she was concerned about the damage in her apartment. I ran downstairs, not sure how she got out. I am concerned about my friends in the building.”

A girl who lives on the sixth floor was seen crying because her puppy was still inside and she couldn’t go back to save him.

Another resident who was standing outside said firefighters didn’t allow him to get back inside his building.

“I can’t go home,” said Chunhui, 35. “They won’t let us in and FDNY said they are working. The smoke was really bad. I am worried about the people on the building; I can see people with their windows open to clear the smoke. This is insane before Christmas.”

Is this a terrorist attack?

Look, in today’s world we have to be very suspicious about these events.

Lighting fires in a high-rise building?

Easy and effective.

Lighting wildfires and wiping out 100’s of homes?

Easy and effective.

There is a way to prevent these terrorist attacks, not that this was one but nevertheless we can prevent attacks by not allowing people into the country that want to destroy America.


God Bless.



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