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A residential fire on Fifth Avenue near Central Park injured 12 people early Sunday, firefighters said
Three victims were seriously injured, including two young children
Firefighters said the fire had not surfaced to distrust, but also that they did not fire a smoke detector
A fire in a skyscraper near Central Park on early Sunday injured 12 people, including two small children, firefighters said.
The fire broke out at 6:45 am on the 29th floor of a building on Fifth Avenue and Duke Ellington Circle in Harlem, said FDNY Deputy Michael Gala.
Three people were critically injured, including a grown man and a 6-year-old girl who had suffered a cardiac arrest, Gala said. A 1
The fire was contained in an apartment, Gala said. Six of the injured were in this apartment and six were neighbors.
Firefighters arrived in less than 4 minutes and crowded into the apartment, Gala said. They found two victims in a hall, removed them, and returned to find six more victims in the apartment.
There was no visibility in the apartment with heavy smoke and heat, Gala said.
There was no indication that the fire was suspicious, Gala said, but firefighters were working to determine the cause.
Firefighters did not hear a smoke detector and Marshalls would determine if the apartment was installed.
The fire just hours after another massive fire in Queens, in which three people were killed and eight others were seriously injured, police said. An 8-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy were among the injured.