Fire Traps 20 Residents On Roof Of West Side Apartment Building

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Twenty residents were trapped on a roof and others were stuck inside when a four-alarm fire broke out at a high-rise apartment building on Manhattan’s West Side, the FDNY said.

 

The fire started around 4:55 p.m. Thursday at 515 West 59th Street near the intersection with 10th Avenue.  

Fire officials said six people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, including three firefighters.

Some residents and concerned relatives sent frantic tweets as they waited for word that help was on the way.

https://twitter.com/trulyshruti/status/812060934990680069

Witnesses told CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco they believe the fire started in a third floor apartment.

Fire Traps Residents On Roof Of West Side Apartment Building

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