Harlem High Rise Fire Leaves 10 Hurt
April 7, 2011
A fire raged through the 18th floor of a high rise building, sending 10 people to Harlem Hospital.
The fire scarred 18th floor of the Drew Hamilton Houses. (Ben Fractenberg/DNAinfo)
By Della Hasselle
MANHATTAN — A fire in a high rise Harlem building left one person fighting for life and another nine needing hospital treatment Wednesday night, the FDNY said.
The blaze started at 11:45 p.m. and raged through the 18th floor of the 21-story Drew Hamilton Houses at 2660 Frederick Douglass Avenue and 142nd Street, according to the FDNY.
A worker in the fire-ravaged hallway of the Drew Hamilton Houses. (Ben Fractenberg/DNAinfo)
The seriously hurt woman, identified by the Daily News as Rose Moore, a grandmother in her 80s, was taken to the burns unit at Harlem Hospital.
A nurse there said "she's doing okay" on Thursday morning.
The fire was put out just before 12:30 a.m., fire officials said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, officials said.
By Della Hasselle, DNAinfo.com