Hamilton Heights Fire Photos: Full Story & Must-See Details

Hamilton Heights Fire

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A massive fire has been ignited through a six-story building in Hamilton Heights, requiring the need of 100 firefighters for help.

The fire broke around 3:30 PM at Broadway and West 144th St. With over 100 firefighters trying to control the situation, it appeared that wind had made the fire harder to maintain. Black smoke could reportedly be seen from the area miles away.

So far, no injuries or casualties connected to the fire are known. There is also no word on what could have caused the fire.


Hamilton Heights Fire Photos & Videos

#BreakingNews huge fire of 145th subway stop in Manhattan! pic.twitter.com/LNwaJECyvV

— BlytheRayne (@BlytheRayne) November 17, 2017

There's a major fire on west side of Manhattan right now. pic.twitter.com/gmBfi2006M

— jmullaly (@jmullaly) November 17, 2017

Small pieces from the front facade started to fall down. Police telling people to get off the street. pic.twitter.com/b6glITOzC4

— Nigâr Hacızade (@nhacizade) November 17, 2017

Video of smoke from #harlem #fire on 144st right now. I can see this from my office window on campus at 137 and Convent 😱 hope everyone is safe!! #nyc #ccny pic.twitter.com/EOth1GcB7E

— Marie (@lalalalalemon) November 17, 2017

#FDNY members continue to operate at 5-alarm fire, 565 W 144 St Manhattan pic.twitter.com/Qy6gReBY0K

— FDNY (@FDNY) November 17, 2017

#FDNY members from #Ladder47 rescue dog from Apt 1E at 5-alarm fire, 565 W 144 St Manhattan pic.twitter.com/XbxEjBP2k1

— FDNY (@FDNY) November 18, 2017


Hamilton Heights Fire Updates

Update: According to Patch, the fire instigated a four-alarm response, which could mean around 170 firefighters could have responded to the scene. ABC News later clarified that over 170 firefighters had been on the scene.

There are currently 2 non-life-threatening injuries to Firefighters reported at 5-alarm fire, 565 W 144 St Manhattan pic.twitter.com/Q4gnTbmG0X

— FDNY (@FDNY) November 17, 2017

Daily Mail later clarified that there had been over 200 firefighters on the scene, with two enduring non-life-threatening injuries. As of 5 PM, the fire had not yet been contained.

“It doesn’t seem like it’s gas related because there would have been a huge explosion,” conveyed resident Jose Tavarez, “I’m not even worried about the building itself, I’m worried about the people that live there. These things can be replaced, material things, but a human life can’t,” according to CBS. It was also later clarified that the fire was at the five-alarm level, not four.

New York Daily News also confirmed at least one person, a resident, was rushed to a local hospital with smoke inhalation. “My friend, his mom was crying she thought her kids were in there. She was having an anxiety attack,” said Nicole Manard, according to the publication, “There was fire everywhere. It looked like it was in the trees, in the scaffolding.”

According to amNewYork, it was later confirmed that the fire was under control by 9 AM Saturday, as confirmed by an FDNY spokeswoman. Seven firefighters suffered injuries, with one civilian and one police officer suffering from inhaling smoke. At least four people need hospitalization.

As this story is ongoing, more will be updated as made available.

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