New York’s Bravest battle Greenwood Heights blaze

A fire tore through the top floor of a Fifth Avenue building in Greenwood Heights Tuesday.
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New York’s Bravest rushed to battle a blaze that ripped through the top floor of a Greenwood Heights building on Tuesday.

Residents called 911 after smelling smoke in their second-floor apartment on Fifth Avenue near 24th Street at 7:11 p.m., and 100 fire fighters rushed to quell the blaze, according to a spokesman for the department.

The smoke eaters managed to drown the flames by 8 p.m., and were able to trace the source of the fire to a crawlspace between the apartment’s second-floor ceiling and the roof, according to Deputy Chief James McNally, who commanded the operation.

The fire did not cause any injuries, and its cause remains under investigation, McNally said.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 2:22 pm, July 3, 2019
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