NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nineteen people were injured early Saturday in an extra-alarm fire that broke out in an Upper East Side high-rise.
As CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported, the fire broke out at 3:42 a.m. at the Knickerbocker Plaza, at 1751 Second Ave. at the junction with 92nd Street. The fire was driven by strong, gusty winds.
Flames shot from the 12th-floor corner unit of Knickerbocker Plaza. Shattered glass rained down on the sidewalk, and thick, black smoke filled the 40-story tower, 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported.