5 Injured in High-Rise Fire
2.23.19 | by Adam Balhetchet
EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan – 5 People were injured in a high rise fire. This happened around 3 am Saturday, at 178 Ave D, within the confines of the 9th Precinct. Initial reports stated flames shooting out of the 7th-floor window. Five victims were non-ambulatory and were loaded into ambulances on stretchers, treated, and transported to an area hospital. Heavy clutter was thrown out of windows. The fire escalated to an all-hands response and eventually was under control by 4 am. Cause of the fire to be determined by fire marshalls.