Pitney Avenue Staten Island fireplace displaces 15, injures 3 firefighters

Fifteen individuals had been displaced and three firefighters sustained minor accidents after a fireplace unfold throughout not less than three houses on Staten Island late Saturday evening, officers stated early Sunday.

The fireplace began on the primary flooring of a two-story dwelling in Charleston, Staten Island, round 10 p.m. Saturday evening, in accordance with the FDNY. The flames then unfold to 2 neighboring items.

Greater than 140 firefighters responded to the scene and it took about an hour for crews to achieve management of the blaze, in accordance with officers. Robust winds sophisticated efforts to include the hearth by spreading the flames from one unit to a different, and siding melted off of neighboring residences due to the warmth.

“It may have been rather a lot worse if it wasn’t for the aggressive actions by the FDNY,” FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Kevin Woods stated.

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