1 killed, 1 injured when fire breaks out at high-rise in East Harlem

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Sunday, December 3, 2017

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- A fire at a Manhattan high-rise building Sunday morning left one person dead and another injured.

The initial fire call was received at 5:53 a.m. at First Avenue and East 109th Street in East Harlem.

The fire raced through a 7th floor apartment in the 32-story building.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene. The other suffered minor injuries.

78 firefighters and 20 units responded to the all-hands fire.


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