1 killed 11 injured in Manhattan apartment building fire

A member of the FDNY looks out a

A member of the FDNY looks out a broken window at the scene of a multi alarm fire on West 136th Street in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of New York, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo Credit: AP / Craig Ruttle

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New York fire officials say one person died and a second person was taken to the hospital with serious burns following a four-alarm blaze in a Hamilton Heights apartment building Monday.

According to the FDNY, the fire started at about 5:45 p.m. in a six-story building at 512 W. 136th St., just off Amsterdam Avenue.

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Ten firefighters were also injured, two seriously, but none have life-threatening injuries, a FDNY spokesman said.

The fire raged through all floors and into the bottom of the building's roof, the FDNY spokesman said. The blaze appears to have started in a first-floor hallway. Fire marshals are investigating.

No information was available about which hospitals the injured were taken to.


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