Fire in USA on December 23 2016 04:28 AM (UTC).
A four-alarm fire broke out at high-rise on Manhattan's Upper West Side late Thursday afternoon that left 24 people injured, including four firefighters, the FDNY said. Of the 20 civilian injuries, 14 were minor and 6 were serious, according to the FDNY. The injuries the firefighters sustained were minor. The FDNY said the fire started in a third-floor apartment, and spread heavy smoke to higher floors, reported WABC-TV. The blaze began at the 33-story, 465-unit apartment building on 59th Street at 5 p.m. and was extinguished just before 7 p.m. Heavy winds hampered the firefighting efforts, WABC-TV reported, adding that fire officials said nine people were removed safely from the roof.