Video with fireground audio of FDNY making a rescue of a person via a rope. Â The fire occurred in Manhattan and went to 6 Alarms. Â The video was posted byÂ Â NYRRTÂ and description is below, as well as additional coverage.
“10/27/2016 Manhattan 6th Alarm Box 1219 324 East 93rd St.
Fire in a 5 Story OMD attached Brownstone”
UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) — “A firefighter lowered from the roof of aÂ burning Upper East Side apartment buildingÂ rescued a man during a six-alarm fire that killed one person.
The dramatic rescue came during the fire that destroyed an entire apartment building on East 93rd Street.
Firefighters spotted the 81-year-old man hanging out his fifth window and yelling for help just before 3:30 a.m. Thursday.
They tied a rope around firefighter Jim Lee of the New York City Fire Department’s Rescue 1, who was battling the blaze from the roof, and lowered him down to rescue the man.
“You couldn’t see anything over the edge, there was so much smoke and flames going out the window,” Lee later said.
Although blinded by the heavy smoke and flames, he was able to grab the man and they were both then lowered to the ground to safety.
“I told him to stay calm and when we got down, I said, ‘hope you enjoyed the ride.’ He sort of smiled and he was thankful,” Lee said.”…Continue Reading Here