7 INJURED IN NORWOOD APARTMENT FIRE

7 Injured in Norwood Apartment Fire

by David Greene
Seven people were injured including four children, after a fast moving fire broke out in a six-story, non-fire proof building on Perry Avenue.
The FDNY responded to the blaze with a massive response of manpower, including units from as far away as Manhattan. Photo by David Greene

The FDNY responded to the blaze with a massive response of manpower, including units from as far away as Manhattan. Photo by David Greene

A massive response by police and fire officials began moments after the blaze broke out on the 4th floor at 3050 Perry Avenue, between East 204 Street and Mosholu Parkway North, at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15.
Fire officials could only say that 10 victims were removed from the building, all suffering minor injuries, three apparently refused additional medical attention and seven were transported by EMS to area hospitals. Four of those injured were said to be children.
A woman who apparently escaped the fire building wearing one shoe waits with the crowd on East 204 Street as firefighters battle the blaze. Photo by David Greene

A woman who apparently escaped the fire building wearing one shoe waits with the crowd on East 204 Street as firefighters battle the blaze. Photo by David Greene

The fire was brought under control at just after 10 p.m., the Red Cross was dispatched to the scene for those displaced.
EMS transported 7 victims, including 4 children to area hospitals. Photo by David Greene

EMS transported 7 victims, including 4 children to area hospitals. Photo by David Greene

Both the FDNY and the building manager, The Morgan Group, could not immediately say how many apartments were effected.
Late Friday morning an official from the American Red Cross stated that four individuals were provided temporary housing in Queens.
The FDNY continues to investigate the cause of the fire.
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