Man Killed in Harlem (NY) Apartment Fire

Fire Department of New York (FDNY)

Thomas Tracy

New York Daily News

(TNS)

A fast-moving Harlem apartment fire killed a resident man early Thursday, officials said.

The blaze erupted inside the 21-story high rise on Broadway near Martin Luther King Blvd. about 5 a.m., FDNY officials said.

Firefighters put out the fire in the 12th-floor apartment within 45 minutes.

One tenant died at the scene. His name was not immediately released.

A second resident was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside with serious injuries. Two other tenants refused medical attention.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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