Building fire in University Heights sends one to hospital in critical condition
A fire broke out at a seven-story residential building in University Heights just before 3 p.m. today.
The FDNY says it took around one hour to get the fire under control, with one injured person who suffered serious burns taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi in critical condition. The fire started on the fifth floor and spread to the sixth and seventh floors above, the FDNY says.
The video sent to News 12 by a viewer shows the top floors surrounded by black smoke. The Red Cross is assisting those who live at the building who may not be able to return.
The cause of the fire remains unknown, and fire marshals are still investigating.