20 firefighters injured in massive Staten Island blaze

Twenty firefighters were injured — four seriously — in a massive Staten Island blaze that spread across five buildings Saturday evening, officials said.

The five-alarm blaze broke out around 7 p.m. at a home on Steinway Avenue near Klondike Avenue in New Springville — and billowed over to four neighboring buildings, according to an FDNY spokesman.

Over 250 firefighters and EMS personnel rushed to the scene, the spokesman said.

Sixteen firefighters sustained minor injuries, and four suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the spokesman said. They were all taken to local hospitals.

By about 8:50 p.m., the fire had been placed under control, but firefighters were still on scene and were expected to remain through the night, according to the spokesman.

Source: Read Full Article