FDNY: Webster Avenue apartment fire displaces residents
FDNY members responded to an overnight apartment fire on Webster Avenue Monday.
Citizen App video shows some of the smoke coming out of the building as well as the FDNY response. The fire department tweeted out that it responded to a call after midnight Monday for flames inside a second-floor apartment on Webster Avenue and East 182nd Street.
The fire was placed under control a little after 1 a.m.
The Red Cross says it provided housing overnight for the woman who lives in the apartment that caught on fire. While she is OK, her pet is in critical condition.
Meanwhile, the family that lives in the apartment underneath where the fire broke out is also being given a different place to stay tonight. The two adults and their 4-month-old baby say the ceiling in their bedroom had a lot of water damage, and they're afraid they might need more time before they can go back to living there. For now, with how cold it has been overnight, they just want to get somewhere warm.
Just a couple blocks down the road, the Twin Parks northwest building is located where 17 people were killed in a fire a few months ago.