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Fire injures 3 in high-rise in massive NYC apartment complex

December 27, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters say three people have been hospitalized after a blaze in New York’s Co-op City, the nation’s biggest cooperative housing complex.

The fire was reported around 10 a.m. Thursday on the eighth floor of a 26-story building on Debs Place. It’s within Co-op City, which spans 320 acres in the Bronx.

Firefighters say three people suffered serious, but not apparently life-threatening, injuries.

Co-op City resident Pablo Vega http://bronx.news12.com/story/39701810/fire-breaks-out-in-coop-city-highrise-with-3-people-inside tells TV station News 12 he was taking a walk when he spotted smoke coming out of a window. He said he called authorities as a woman leaned out the window yelling, “Help, help!”

Video by cable station NY1 showed a fire truck with a ladder extended to an eighth-floor window, and firefighters wheeling someone away from the building on a stretcher.

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