UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — Six people were hurt when flames broke out in an Upper West Side high-rise building early Tuesday morning, according to the FDNY.
Fire officials said call came in around 6:15 a.m. for a fire in the trash compactor on the 10th floor of an apartment building on West 90th Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues.
The two-alarm blaze caused smoke to rise throughout multiple floors of the high-rise building, authorities said.
Three civilians were hospitalized with serious injuries, two other civilians suffered minor injuries and a firefighter was also hospitalized with a minor injury, the FDNY said.
Details of the victims’ injuries and conditions were not immediately known.
Over 100 firefighters from 25 units responded and the fire was placed under control around 7:22 a.m., according to officials.
One elevator in the building was out of service due to the fire and then a second elevator went out of service during fire operations.
The cause of the blaze remained under investigation Tuesday, authorities said.
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