FDNY companies were dispatched to the corner of 89th Street and 34th Avenue for an apartment fire. Upon arrival, fire companies found heavy fire coming from several windows of a top floor of a six-story apartment building. The fire quickly spread into the cockloft and began running the roofline. A second alarm was quickly transmitted followed by a third and fourth. The fire continued to spread throughout the top floor of the apartment building with smoke pushing out the A side from top to bottom. Command continued to transmit higher alarms to bring the fire under control; the fire eventually went to eight alarms. Fire officials said that the door to the fire apartment was left ajar allowing the fire to spread out into a common hallway. It was reported that 240 people were left homeless.
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