The FDNY battled a five-alarm blaze that ripped through several homes on Staten Island on Monday afternoon, leaving eight people injured.
At 2:56 p.m., the FDNY responded to a fire at 826 Rensselaer Ave. in the Woodrow neighborhood. The flames spread to multiple houses on Rensselaer Avenue near Foster Road, causing the Fire Department to raise it to a five-alarm call.
The FDNY deployed 44 units and 198 fire and EMS members to the scene and the fire was under control at 5:10 p.m. One civilian and seven firefighters have suffered reported injuries at this time.
FDNY members are operating on scene of a 5-alarm fire at 829 Rensselaer Avenue on Staten Island. pic.twitter.com/pNrBfCHp1C
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The New York Office of Emergency Management is advising that residents can expect heavy amounts of smoke and traffic delays.
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The blaze was brought under control at around 5:10 p.m. Monday. Fire marshals are now investigating the cause.
Updated at 5:15 p.m.