Workers, fi refi ghters injured after fi re
rages at Sunset Park construction site
BY BEN VERDE
A construction site in Sunset
Park was engulfed by an
inferno on Nov. 9, trapping
several construction workers
on the upper fl oors of the
on Fourth Avenue.
Smoke-eaters received the
911 call of a fi re on the ground
fl oor of the site near 63rd
Street at 8:45 am, and 17 units,
with 75 fi refi ghters, responded
to put the blaze under control
just before 10 am, an FDNY
According to an FDNY Deputy
Chief, fi refi ghters rescued
three workers from the fi fth
fl oor, two workers jumped to
safety from the third fl oor,
and another worker jumped
to an adjoining building.
Nine civilians sustained injuries,
including one with serious
smoke inhalation. Two
fi refi ghters were injured in
the incident, though all injuries
were considered non-lifethreatening.
Videos from the scene show
a large plume of black smoke
rising up through the building
and into the air, while a
sizable bright orange fl ame
burns on the ground level. An
FDNY offi cial said foam insulation
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was thought to be the
cause of the fi re, though the
offi cial cause is still under investigation.
The site of the fi re is an inthe
works affordable housing
development on the site of the
former Zion Lutheran Church,
which is being developed by
the Fifth Avenue Committee.
Additional reporting by
Top: Firefi ghters from Tower Ladder 149 rescued several construction workers trapped on the upper
fl oors of a building under construction at Fourth Avenue and 63rd Street on Nov. 9. Left: A construction
worker is given oxygen after being overcome by smoke. Photos by Lloyd Mitchell
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