Manhattan, NY (November 7, 2022) – Authorities have updated the patient count concerning a major high-rise fire in the Turtle Bay section of Manhattan. Reports now show that a total of 43 people have sustained injuries following the incident that occurred on Saturday evening, November 5th.
According to law enforcement, a fire was reported inside a high-rise apartment building located on East 52nd Street, resulting in multiple crews at the scene. While working to battle the fire, crews rescued multiple civilians, including at least one using the rare “rope rescue.”
A total of 34 people were taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Saturday night with various injuries, and 28 had been released as of Sunday night. Two civilians have been reported to be in critical condition while another two were said to remain in serious condition at this time.
Firefighters and police officers were reportedly among those who were injured in the fire, as well. The total of all those who were hurt is currently 43 but no further details on their conditions have been reported.
The fire was reportedly started by a lithium-ion battery from a “micromobility” device such as an e-bike or electric scooter. At least 200 fires and six fatalities have been reported as the result of lithium-ion battery fires in just this year, alone.
An investigation is ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
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Residential Fires in New York
A national average of around 2.5 deaths and 9.8 injuries per 1,000 residential fires was reported in 2018, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Throughout New York state, fatalities triggered by residential fires rose by no less than 50% between the years 2016 and 2017. Data also shows that during the same year, a total of 73 civilian fatalities were the consequences of serious residential fires in New York. Tragically, such overwhelming events often leave victims and their loved ones with severe pain and suffering by no fault of their own.
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