One dead and at least seven injured in NYC high-rise fire
NEW YORK (CNN) — One person died and at least seven others were injured Sunday after a three-alarm fire broke out in a New York City high-rise, authorities said.
A 27-year-old man died after being trapped in a stairwell, said a spokesman for the Office of Deputy Commissioner.
The spokesman said a second victim was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The 32-year-old man is in stable condition, according to police.
Fire crews gained control of the blaze, which began on the 20th floor of the high-rise in midtown Manhattan, around noon, according to New York City Fire Department spokesman Danny Glover.
Witness video obtained by CNN showed flames shooting out of the building and a large plume of black and white smoke.
Glover confirmed everyone had evacuated the building. He was unsure of when residents would be able to return.
According to Glover, another six people showed signs of possible smoke inhalation.
Fire crews received a call around 11 a.m. alerting them to the fire.