NEW YORK — Several members of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) were among 16 people harmed in a high-rise fire in Queens, CBS New York reports. The fire pennyless out around 11:30 a.m. Friday on the 11th building of a 13-story building on Shore Front Parkway in Far Rockaway.
An NYPD orator told CBS News that 9 officers were taken to internal hospitals with smoke transformation after rushing into the building to rescue people from the blaze.
Resident Winston Ali waited in his unit for help as the fire engulfed the unit below. “I tried to get out, we saw the smoke,” pronounced Ali, whose son was among those injured.
“This is what we do, this is the day to day, this is how we react. It’s innate, it’s in them, and that’s what it means to be a police officer,” NYPD Capt. Vincent Tavalaro said.
Three firefighters sustained teenager injuries. One municipal is listed in vicious condition. At slightest two of the injuries are deliberate serious. Officials pronounced the fire is under control.