FDNY battling high-rise blaze on NYC's East 52nd Street

Two people were seriously hurt and others were hanging out of their apartment windows after a fire broke out on East 52nd Street early Saturday, the FDNY said.

The three-alarm blaze erupted on the 20th floor at 429 East 52nd St. around 10:30 a.m., officials said.

At least two people suffered life-threatening injuries while seven others were also hurt.

First responders were checking for residents who may have been trapped on the roof of the 37-story building and the stairwells, the FDNY said.

“I can actually smell the fire from my apartment on 54th st,” tweeted Kiirstyn Marilyn @Kiirstin Marilyn.

NYPD was having aviation units check the roof for building occupants, according to first responder broadcast reports.

The building, known as the Rivercourt, has 292 apartments.

You May Also Like

Farewell to one of rock’s all time greats: Host of stars turn out for Jeff Beck’s funeral

Johnny Depp, Sir Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood turned out to say…

White House dodges question on whether it knew about Hunter Biden’s aggressive new legal strategy

The White House on Thursday refused to say whether the president’s team…

Little Girl Brutally Beaten on Miami-Dade School Bus; School District's More Concerned That Video Got Out

A nine-year-old girl in Homestead, FL was brutally attacked on a school…

Schumer mocks GOP: ‘Nobody is taking away your gas stove’

(The Hill) – Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is accusing Republicans…

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Sanders Will Give the GOP Response to Biden's State of the Union

Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been tapped to give the Republican…

Greenetrack casino closes after years of business

EUTAW, Ala. (WIAT) — The owner of Greenetrack casino has decided to close…

Electric cars may reduce severe asthma attacks: study

These findings are a breath of fresh air. A new study from…

President Biden celebrates better-than-expected jobs report

President Biden celebrates better-than-expected jobs report – CBS News Watch CBS News…

Florida art teacher arrested after allegedly having sexual relationship with student

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A former Woodham Middle School and Beulah…

REVEALED: Hunter Biden Tried to Sell Intelligence on Russian Oligarchs

A newly revealed email is raising serious questions about Hunter Biden’s business…

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s mom, Ata Johnson, involved in car crash

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s mother was involved in a serious car crash…

Person to Person: Norah O’Donnell interviews Dan Buettner

Person to Person: Norah O’Donnell interviews Dan Buettner – CBS News Watch…