In Lower Manhattan lit up a six-story building, 16 firefighters injured

In Lower Manhattan lit up a six-story building, 16 firefighters injured

Wednesday, June 28, at about 17:45 the big fire engulfed the first and last floor and the roof of a six storey residential building, located in the Western quarter of Lower Manhattan – Greenwich Village. Soon on the scene, at 60 E. 9th Street, over 200 employees of the fire service.

[email protected] is breaking windows and pumping a lot of water.

— Ivan Pereira (@IvanPer4) June 28, 2017

In Lower Manhattan lit up a six-story building, 16 firefighters injured

«The fire Department of new Jokra breaks the window and [puts out the fire] with plenty of water».

There are victims, but not one of the guests. Unlucky fireman: at least 16 people were injured, but their injuries are not life-threatening. Firefighters, in General, are faced with the problem of excessive smoke inhalation and sprains.

The cause of the fire is still unclear, however it is known that the fire originated in the kitchen of the gourmet shop located on the ground floor. Moving through the mine, the fire quickly and quietly got to the attic on the roof, and soon swept the last floor.

Hearing the sirens from five smoke detectors, all tenants in a timely manner managed to get out on the street, but in one of the apartments remained a dog. It turned out to rescue and reunite with the owner, Melissa Dibbs.

«I showed the Firefighters a picture of my dog, Finnegan, and they took my keys and went upstairs to the apartment to…

Posted by New York City Fire Department (FDNY) on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Thanks to the efforts of firefighters, the fire did not spread to the whole building, but only on one wing. Firefighters managed to bring the flames under control by 21:15, but the smell of smoke was still so strong that it could be felt even in the train passing by the nearest fire house to the subway station.

Closer shot of the fire in NYC, 8th and Broadway. The smoke is THICK!

— Tony Iliakostas (@ailiakostas) June 28, 2017

«Closer to the fire in new York on 8th street and Broadway. The smoke is very thick».

Despite the fact that almost all of the apartments on the top floor have undergone significant damage, the building structure remained intact.

Two stations in new York, namely Eighth Street/NYU and Astor Place, was closed as a security measure.