Firefighters injured in Sunday morning Staten Island blaze

Firefighters work to extinguish a house engulfed in flames in Staten Island Sunday morning, April 2.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Firefighters knocked down a massive fire in Staten Island that injured two first responders Sunday morning.

Fire Department officials say the blaze broke out at around 9:20 a.m. April 2 at 15 Fingerboard Road. Members arrived to find heavy fire throughout the two-story building, prompting a second-alarm designation by 9:25 a.m.

Units reportedly dealt with a wind-driven fire that spread quickly throughout the wood-framed residence.

Firefighters work a hose-line to knock down heavy fire in the attic of a two-story home in Staten Island.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
Firefighters work to subdue the blaze.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

More than 100 firefighters from 38 units responded to the scene — two of them suffering injuries. The two firefighters were taken to Richmond University Medical Center in unknown conditions, according to an FDNY spokesperson.

Members used six hose-lines to knock down the fire, which was deemed under control at 11 a.m. The cause remains under investigation by the FDNY Fire Marshals unit.