HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — About 200 firefighters battled a fire — and strong winds — at a Hempstead apartment complex Thursday.
Six people were treated for smoke inhalation, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported. One child suffered an asthma attack, CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported.READ MORE: Woman Collapses, Dies While Climbing Stairs To 19th-Floor Apartment During Power Outage In Co-Op City
The fire started around 1:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of 100 Terrace Ave., authorities told Gainer. The response was raised to five alarms, and many apartments were destroyed.
The complex houses more than 400 units, Hall reported.