2 injured in fire at high-rise building in Hell's Kitchen, FDNY says Two people were injured during a fire at a high-rise building in Hell's Kitchen Sunday afternoon, the FDNY says. Firefighters responded to the 14-story building at 650 W. 42nd St. between 11th and 12th avenues just after 12:30 p.m. The fire broke out on the seventh floor of the building and was extinguished. In total, 78 firefighter and EMS personnel responded to the scene. The two injured civilians suffered minor injuries and were transported to a hospital for evaluations. The cause of the fire is under investigation.WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
least five people are dead and 14 injured, Spanish media report, after fire
engulfed a high-rise apartment complex in Valencia. The charred shells of two adjoining buildings in the Campenar neighbourhood are all that remains after a fire engulfed them yesterday evening. Wisps of smoke can still be seen coming out from the top of the ravaged apartment blocks. This whole area has been closed off by police. Pedro Sanchez, the Spanish prime minister, came here a little earlier. He has promised all the help and resources of the Spanish state to try to find out exactly what happened, with speculation already afoot about the cladding. There are some reports that the type of cladding used was banned in 2019 because of its flammability. But there was no programme to strip that cladding away after 2019 - which is what happened in the UK following the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, where this process is still ongoing. Investigations, of course, will follow, as Spain takes in the scale of this tragedy and tries to make sure that other buildings are not susceptible to the same catastrophe.