STUY TOWN — One person was injured after a fire broke out on the third floor of a Stuyvesant Town highrise on Thursday, an FDNY spokesperson said.
The fire started about 1:50 p.m. at a 13-story building at 271 Avenue C and almost 50 units responded to the scene, officials said. The fire was under control approximately half an hour later, officials said.
One person suffered minor injuries and was transported to Bellevue Hospital, according to the FDNY.
The identity of the victim was not immediately available. The cause of the fire was still under investigation, fire officials said.
Nick Brown, who also lives in Stuy-Town and witnessed part of the incident, said firefighters rescued a brown cat from the fire and handed it to a young woman who was waiting outside the building and looked "shaken up."
"[The cat] looked like it was wet. The firefighters came out and gave the woman the cat," Brown, 58, said.
"It was good to see," he added.
The city recently sold the 11,200-unit complex to Blackstone Group for $5.3 billion. Under the terms of the deal, the complex must maintain a minimum of 5,000 rent-stabilized, below-market-rate units until the deal expires in January 2036.