A minimum of two individuals jumped from a Queens condo constructing hearth on Tuesday night as firefighters raced to place the heavy blaze out, in response to the hearth officers.
Firefighters arrived on twenty third Avenue in Astoria after 7 p.m., and witnessed two individuals on the bottom who had jumped from the constructing, mentioned NYFD Deputy Chief Mark Cuccurullo. 4 individuals have been rescued from the constructing, together with a mom and her new child child, Cuccurullo instructed The Publish on the scene.
The child was first retrieved by firefighters from a rear hearth escape earlier than the mom was helped, he mentioned.
Six individuals required medical consideration with 5 of them taken to space hospitals.
It took hearth crews about half-hour to extinguish the blaze that was situated on the second ground of the three-story constructing. About 60 firefighters put the blaze out.
Cuccurullo mentioned when firefighters arrived flames “have been out the home windows.”
One witness on the block noticed a person climbing down a hearth escape earlier than he fell from the second story and appeared to interrupt his leg.
“It’s a sound I don’t need to hear once more,” resident Steve Foustanellas mentioned. “His leg break up within the center when he hit the concrete.”
He mentioned individuals tried to catch the person after he slipped.
“He simply fell and folks have been yelling and crying,” Foustanellas mentioned.
A canine was additionally apparently trapped earlier than a door was opened and the pet escaped, Foustanellas mentioned.
The reason for the hearth was not decided Tuesday night.