Man dies after rescue from Upper West Side apartment fire

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Man critically injured in NYC apartment fire has died
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The resident, a man believed to be in his 50s, was reported in critical condition and rushed to Mount Sinai West Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man who was critically injured in a fire that spewed smoke through a city-run Upper West Side apartment building has died.

Twelve FDNY units and 60 fire personnel responded to the scene at the Amsterdam Avenue apartment complex just before 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters searched the 13-story building, part of the city-run Amsterdam Houses, after residents reported smoke.

The victim was found in a fifth floor apartment.

The resident, a man believed to be in his 50s, was reported in critical condition and rushed to Mount Sinai West Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A firefighter was treated for a minor injury.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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