NYC Fire Injures 19, Including Firefighters

Nineteen people, including nine firefighters, were taken to the hospital after a wind-driven fire broke out in a 40-story building in New York City, reports NBC News.

The fire on the 12th floor of a building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side saw 25 fire department units – a total of 110 firefighters – speed to the scene after the call came through.

Nine firefighters were taken to the hospital, including six who suffered minor burns to their knees.

Ten civilians suffered minor injuries or were affected by smoke inhalation, the FDNY spokesman added.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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