Updated 3/7: the fire was at 335 E, Fifth St. The resident was identified as Wendy Schonfeld. Read about her here.
An early-morning fire on Fifth Street reportedly killed an 80-year-old resident in the building.
According to @FDNYalerts, the fire broke out on the fourth floor of 335 E. Fifth St., a five-story building between First Avenue and Second Avenue. The report came in at 12:55 a.m., according to @FDNYalerts ... and was deemed under control by 1:24 a.m.
At 3:36 a.m., the Citizen app reported the following: "An official update from the FDNY has confirmed that an 80-year-old woman found inside the apartment was declared deceased after EMS transported her to a local hospital."
Manhattan All Hands Box 0430, 337 E 5 ST, Multiple Dwelling 'A' Fire, 4TH FLR, Under Control— FDNYalerts (@FDNYAlerts) March 5, 2021
Three other injuries were reported.
No other information is available at the moment regarding the conditions of the victims or the cause of the fire.
Updated 5 p.m.
Steven shared this photo... as you can see windows on the fourth and fifth floors have been board up...
Top photo via Citizen