Tags: high | rise | fire | Manhattan

27 Hurt as S&P's High-Rise Catches Fire

Friday, 23 Nov 2012 03:36 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Officials say a fire at a storm-damaged office skyscraper in New York City's Financial District has left more than two dozen people with smoke inhalation, including a firefighter. Four people have been taken to a hospital.

The fire department says it's not yet clear what caused Friday's fire. Its tenants include Standard & Poor's and the city Department of Transportation.

In all, 27 people were injured. The firefighter and most others were treated at the scene.

The building's website says it remains without power after Superstorm Sandy. Utilities have largely restored electricity citywide, but some buildings' own equipment was so damaged they're still without power.

The 40-year-old tower on the East River is one of the nation's biggest privately owned office buildings, with 3.8 million square feet of indoor space.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

US Asks NKorea to Release Americans on Humanitarian Concerns

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 08:45 AM

The U.S. government on Monday requested that the North Korean government release three U.S. citizens currently detained  . . .

While Obama Ponders ISIS Action, UK's David Cameron Takes Charge

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 12:15 PM

While Great Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron cut his vacation short to deal with the Islamic State (ISIS) crisis,  . . .

Islamist Militia Now Guards US Embassy in Libya

Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 17:37 PM

An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved