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1 Dead, 7 Hurt in Apartment Blaze – NBC New York

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One individual has died and one other seven are harm, three of whom have life-threatening accidents, following a raging hearth at a high-rise in Manhattan’s Alphabet City early (*7*), authorities say.

The hearth broke out round 7 a.m. on Avenue D. Firefighters arrived inside 4 minutes and located an “superior hearth situation” on the fourth flooring with a number of folks trapped amid heavy flames, FDNY Assistant Chief Michael Ajello mentioned.

Dramatic footage confirmed intense hearth leaping from home windows in the world as folks, together with youngsters, had been seen clinging to pipes outdoors the constructing in a bid to get out.

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Witnesses captured dramatic footage of the hearth. (Credit: Jesus Soto)

Nearly 200 FDNY members responded and the blaze was below management inside about an hour, Ajello mentioned. No particulars on the victims had been instantly identified.

The reason for the hearth stays below investigation.

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