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: Police: Gabriel Dewitt Wilson In Custody After Deadly Shooting At West Hempstead Stop & Shop
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.