A fire in Manhattan: there are victims, 5 homes were evacuated and shut down schools

A large fire blazed tonight, October 3, in the East village (Manhattan). 14 people were injured.

As told in the Fire Department of new York city (Fire Department of the City of New York — FDNY), the fire broke out around 1.45 nights on the first floor of 5-storey residential building on 1st Avenue. The flames spread quickly, there was a threat of collapse of the floors, which firefighters could not cope with the fire.

From the acrid smoke has injured 11 firefighters and 3 tenants. Fortunately, their life is not in danger.

The fire was fought almost 250 employees of the FDNY.

@FDNY fighting a fire early this morning in the East Village. pic.twitter.com/7G0irOGKBD

— Sara Kerens (@sarakerens) October 3, 2018

5 residents of nearby houses were evacuated. Part of their temporarily adopted in a red cross shelter.

Also the FDNY has advised the Department of education of new York (N. Y. C. Department of Education) to cancel classes at 2 schools located in the area of the fire, so that they do not breathe the smoke. This:

  • East Side Community High School 420 East 12th Street
  • and Public School 19 185 1st Avenue, near East 12th Street.

Motorists warned that East 7th and East 14th Streets closed between Avenue A and 2nd Avenue.

The cause of the fire is established.