Man Dies in Fire at High-Rise Building in Harlem

By Nikhita Venugopal on February 11, 2013 8:50am 

 One person was injured after a fire at a high-rise residential building on Monday, Fenruary 11, officials say.
One person was injured after a fire at a high-rise residential building on Monday, Fenruary 11, officials say.
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HARLEM — A 30-year-old man died in a fire at a high-rise residential building on Fifth Avenue early Monday, officials said.

The victim was on the second floor of 1385 Fifth Avenue, a 20-story building at the Taft Houses at 116th Street, when the fire broke out about 4:15 a.m., the FDNY said.

Emergency responders discovered the man, whose identity has not been released, in apparent cardiac arrest when they arrived. He was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died, according to the NYPD.

The fire was under control about 30 minutes after it sparked, the Fire Department said. No one else was injured.

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