One Person Dies After Fire In Manhattan High Rise

A building at 500 West 43 Street in Manhattan, New York, caught fire today. According to NBC News, the fire caused the death of one person and left another critically injured.

Pictures tweeted from outside the scene appeared to show the fire on a lower floor:

Crazier still, however, are the tweets of Mickey Atwal, who said he’s a resident of the building but was stuck on the 26th floor with his wife and child and young child as the stairways were too full of smoke (Atwal later tweeted to explain that they had made it out of the building ok).

This video gives a good shot of the blaze:

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