MIDTOWN, Manhattan — One person is dead and a firefighter injured after FDNY said a fire broke out in a Manhattan high-rise Christmas morning.
Firefighters responded to a fire on West 56 Street, near Broadway, around 7:30 a.m. Monday, FDNY said.
John Doktor, 76, died in the blaze, according to FDNY.
FDNY said no firefighters were injured, but PIX11 footage captured a firefighter on a stretcher being put into an ambulance. He was upright and appeared alert.
Flames raged on the 35th floor of the 56th Street high-rise, FDNY said. It appears to be the floor second from the top, images of the scene showed.
The cause of the fire was later determined to be accidental and smoking related, FDNY tweeted.