A fire broke out inside a second-floor apartment building near the rear of University Ave. in Fordham Manor at about 11:30 p.m. The fire caused a total of 11 injuries, nine residents and two firefighters, the New York Daily News reports.
According to FDNY Assistant Chief Ronald Spadafora, the smoke filled the six-story building’s upper floors quickly. Ladder 46 firefighter’s responded and rescued several tenants from both inside the apartment and outside through the front windows.
Bloodstains can be seen cascading down the front façade of the building. The blood belongs to a fifth-floor male resident who cut an artery in his arm after trying to escape the fire through his window.
All nine of the injured residents were taken to local hospitals.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.