20 Firefighters Hurt Battling NYC Blaze in Wind

Sunday, 20 Feb 2011 07:13 AM

 

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

NEW YORK (AP) — A fire raging through a six-story New York City apartment building is proving difficult for hundreds of firefighters to get under control because of strong winds.

A fire official says at least 20 firefighters have been injured while battling Saturday's blaze in Brooklyn. None of the injuries are life-threatening. Three civilians also suffered minor injuries.

The official says strong winds are complicating firefighters' efforts at the building on East 29th Street. The National Weather Service has issued a citywide wind advisory until 4 a.m. Sunday.

The five-alarm fire was called in at about 6:40 p.m. Over 200 firefighters were called to the scene.

Firefighters have been pulled out of the building, which has about 70 apartments. Dozens of residents were displaced.

© 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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:
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

Report: White House Expects 'Surge' of Immigrants

Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 23:36 PM

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published a draft solicitation for immigrant identification cards that . . .

Student Victim of 'Knockout Game' on University Campus

Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 22:57 PM

Police are warning students to be on their guard after a female student at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, wa . . .

Report: Obamacare Bronze Plans to Go Up at Least 14%

Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 20:33 PM

As the second year of signups is set to begin under the Affordable Care Act, some of the lowest-level plans are increasi . . .

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