A raging fire tore through the top floor of a Manhattan apartment building Monday afternoon, videos show.
More than 100 firefighters responded to the blaze, which started around 3:30 p.m. on the top floor of The Chelsea 7th Condominium, a six-story building at 170 West 23rd Street in Chelsea, an FDNY spokeswoman said. It escalated to a third alarm around 4:30 p.m.
A video posted by Twitter user Todd Haskell shows flames spewing from two windows on the top floor, while two firefighters approached from the roof.
Firefighters were delayed in extinguishing the fire due to possible cluttered conditions, a source added.
“Scary fire at 170 West 23rd Street #chelsea #fire @FDNY Stay Safe,” he wrote.
Two firefighters suffered minor injuries. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, authorities said.
Hero doorman Jay Santana rushed to the fire-affected floor to help residents — and their dogs get out safe.
“I just needed to get everybody out of the building as soon as possible,” Santana said, adding that he knocked on all the doors on the sixth floor and about eight people had been up there. “I tried to remember everybody who was in there.”
Santana also helped to rescue five dogs and three cats.
The building was built in 1973 and houses 160 units.
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