Raging fire engulfs New York home; 9 firefighters hurt

  • Source: Staten Island Live
  • Published: 08/21/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A raging fire engulfed a home in Great Kills early Friday morning, displacing a family and injuring nine firefighters. Video from the scene shows flames and thick black smoke pouring from the upper floors and roof as FDNY members sprayed the inferno with hoses. The three-alarm blaze was reported at about 3 a.m. for a two-story home at 8 Holly Ave., according to a spokesman for the FDNY/EMS. The injured firefighters were transported to area hospitals, including six members to Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze, one firefighter to Staten Island University Hospital in Prince’s Bay, and two members to Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton, the spokesman said. Four people inside the home were able to escape safely before firefighters arrived, according to ABC7. Red Cross has been in touch with the displaced family and has offered assistance, according to a spokesman for the organization.


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