Man dies as fire tears through Washington Heights apartment: FDNY
A man was killed early Saturday as a fire tore through a Washington Heights apartment building, the FDNY said.
The blaze erupted inside the W. 180th St. building near Pinehurst Ave. about 6:15 a.m., officials said.
Responding firefighters found heavy flames shooting out of a fourth floor apartment in the five-story building.
An unidentified man was found in the burning apartment, NYPD officials said. He died at the scene.
It took more than 100 firefighters nearly three hours to put out the fierce blaze.
The fire had been put out by 9:15 a.m. No other injuries were reported.
Fire Marshals had been sent in to determine what caused the fire Saturday.
With Nicholas Williams
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