One person has died and 16 were injured after a six-alarm fire broke out on the Upper East Side early Thursday morning, officials said.

The fire began around 3:30 a.m. inside 324 E. 93rd St., the FDNY said. It spread to the adjacent buildings, damaging a total of 60 units. Around 200 firefighters responded to the scene and were able to bring the fire under control just before 8 a.m.

One unidentified man was found dead on the third floor of the building, police said. A fire official said five civilians were injured. Four had minor injuries and one, an 81-year-old man, was taken to the hospital in serious condition, officials said. Eleven firefighters also had minor injuries.

One man was rescued from a window by firefighter Jim Lee, who was lowered down with a rope from the roof of the building.

“I grabbed him out of the window, and we went down to the ground — they lowered me all the way down to the ground,” Lee told reporters.

A fire broke out at 324 E. 93rd St. on the Upper East Side early Thursday morning, Oct. 27, 2016. Photo Credit: Lou Minutoli

The Red Cross said 22 adults and two children were displaced by the fire.

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“Volunteers and staff are working with the displaced residents ... to provide immediate emergency relief including blankets and food,” the Red Cross said in a statement.

Denise Shearer, who lives in 340 E. 93rd St., said she thought the fire could have spread to her building. 

“The flames were just getting higher and higher,” she said.

The Red Cross set up a temporary station in the lobby of Shearer’s building. She said she was providing tea and snacks to the displaced residents.

“Everybody has been helping,” Shearer said. “It’s absolutely the right thing to do.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Firefighters had blocked off 93rd Street, between Second and First avenues, as of 11:45 a.m.

With Ivan Pereira