1 Dead, 1 Critically Hurt In NYC High-Rise Fire

Flames and smoke emerge from the 20th floor of the Strand apartment building near Times Square, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 in New York. Authorities say two people have been critically injured in the three-alarm high-rise fire. (AP Photo/Katherine Bourbeau)

Flames and smoke emerge from the 20th floor of the Strand apartment building near Times Square, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 in New York. Authorities say two people have been critically injured in the three-alarm high-rise fire. (AP Photo/Katherine Bourbeau)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities say one person has died and another has been injured in a three-alarm high-rise apartment fire in midtown Manhattan.

Firefighter spokesman Danny Glover said the fire was reported shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday in an apartment on the 20th floor of a building at 43rd Street and 10th Avenue. He says about 40 units responded to the fire and brought it under control shortly before 1 p.m.

Glover says smoke spread to several apartments around the affected apartment. He says it was not immediately clear what caused the fire.

Police say one of the victims, 27-year-old Daniel McClung, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say the other victim, a 32-year-old male, was hospitalized in stable condition.

Jan 5, 7:10 PM EST

 
 

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