Fire breaks out at St. Nicholas Houses

AmNews Staff Reports | 1/7/2020, 4:31 p.m.
A fire in NYCHA's St. Nicholas Houses in Harlem brought out 75 emergency personnel Tuesday afternoon, according to reports.
Fire at St. Nicholas Houses Cyril Josh Barker photo

A fire in NYCHA's St. Nicholas Houses in Harlem brought out 75 emergency personnel Tuesday afternoon, according to reports.

The fire, which broke out on the seventh floor, brought out a reported 20 fire trucks to the scene closing off West 129th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard.

FDNY fire trucks at St. Nicholas Houses

Cyril Josh Barker photo

FDNY fire trucks at St. Nicholas Houses

The FDNY has not said how the fire was started. Three people were taken to St. Luke's Hospital and one to Mount Sinai Hospital with minor injuries, according to the FDNY. The fire was put out within an hour.