7 civilians, 1 firefighter suffer injuries in UWS apartment fire

Posted at 4:04 AM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 04:05:46-05

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — Authorities are investigating a fast-moving fire that erupted in a multi-story Upper West Side apartment early Friday morning.

Fire officials responded to 305 W. 76th St. around 1:35 a.m. The fire was out less than an hour later.

They arrived to find flames billowing from the second floor of a five-story apartment building at that location, FDNY said.

Five people, including a firefighter, suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Two civilians suffered serious injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment. Their conditions were not immediately known.