Two-alarm NYC fire leaves one dead, one in critical condition

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A raging fire broke out in a 14-story building in Manhattan Thursday morning — sending trapped teens scurrying out windows to flee the flames and killing a man, FDNY officials said.

“They went out the window and shimmied down some type of piping to escape the fire,” spokesman Jim Long said.

180 firefighters responded and the two-alarm blaze was extinguished in an hour.
180 firefighters responded and the two-alarm blaze was extinguished in an hour.
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The fire erupted on the fourth floor of 118 Avenue D in NYCHA’s Jacob Riis Houses shortly before 7 a.m., officials said.

A man was killed and another person was in critical condition, officials said. A total of eight people were injured, officials at the scene said.

“Unfortunately, we have one fatality,” FDNY Chief Michael Ajello said at a press conference at the scene.

One person was killed in the blaze while another person was critically injured.
One person was killed in the blaze while another person was critically injured.
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“We have another injury that is life-threatening at this time. We also have two other serious injuries.”

Ajello said before firefighters arrived there were a couple civilians who “shimmied down a piece of conduit to safety.” Those are the two with serious injuries, he said.

There was no information immediately available about the person who died.

The fire erupted on the fourth floor of 118 Avenue D in the NYCHA's Jacob Riis Houses shortly before 7 a.m.
The fire erupted on the fourth floor of 118 Avenue D in the NYCHA’s Jacob Riis Houses shortly before 7 a.m.
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About 180 firefighters responded and the two-alarm blaze was extinguished in an hour.

Video posted online shows thick black smoke pouring out of the building.

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