At least seven people, including three New York City firefighters, were injured Thursday night when a four-alarm blaze broke out in an apartment building on the city’s Upper West Side.
Fire officials said the fire started in a third floor apartment in the 33-storey building, on West 59th Street near 10th Avenue around 5 a.m. Witnesses reported seeing the flames shoot out from the building windows.
The Daily News reported that a part of the high-rise building is used to house medical residents and doctors affiliated with the nearby St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital.
Authorities say the injured were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
As the firemen worked to contain the fire, social media users tweeted their fears for loved ones with the help of the FDNY’s official Twitter account.
@MeleChristopher it is my colleague, Chau Hua. She sent me a text. Don’t know why. She is visiting a daughter in new YORK. I’m not there. I am in Orlando
— Darth Atrocious (@jcopella) 22 December 2016
Tell her to call 911 and report of the apartment and / or location, and the Fire brigade come to the person if they are caught https://t.co/l3b91g1ydT
— FDNY (@FDNY) December 22, 2016
@FDNY @FDNYAlerts hey, a sis of a friend is stuck in 14H with another resident on the same floor – please help!
— Michael Turkell (@turkellviolin) 22 December 2016
@FDNY We are also looking for a number to call from outside the city. Two people are trapped in 29M, with no battery to call for em
— Kyla Rodgers (@astrocynical) 22 December 2016