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Fire tears through Washington Heights building; critically injures one

Posted at 8:09 AM, Feb 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-26 17:18:34-05
A fire broke out at 515 West 184th. (Google)

A fire broke out at 515 West 184th. (Google)

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan —A person was seriously injured in an overnight Washington Heights apartment fire, an FDNY spokesman said.

The blaze ripped through a five-story W. 184th Street apartment building just before 3:15 a.m., FDNY officials said. Three people were injured in the third-floor fire.

One person was seriously injured and is in critical condition, officials said. Two others received minor injures in the fire. All three individuals were rushed to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

Firefighters had the blaze under control by 5:14 a.m., an FDNY spokesman said.

No identifying information is available for the three people who were injured.

The fire was caused by an overloaded power strip, FDNY said. Firefighters did not find any working smoke alarm in the apartment.