Firefighting, Structural Firefighting

Fire at NYC Trump High-Rise Injures 11

Eleven people were injured in a predawn fire at the Trump Place Apartments on Manhattan’s Upper West Side Tuesday.

One firefighter was among those injured, although his injuries were deemed slight by FDNY officials, according to a report on DNAinfo.com (http://bit.ly/AkwKbG).

The fire began shortly after 5 a.m. in the 42-story building. Nearly 80 firefighters responded to the fire, which took about an hour to get under control. The fire reportedly was contained to the apartment of origin and did not spread to other units.

Ten of the injuries were deemed minor, but one person was seriously injured and transported to a local hospital.

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