NEW YORK - A large fire swept through a row of townhouses on Staten Island on Monday afternoon.
The fire started inside one of the homes and spread to five other houses, Chief of Department John Sudnik said. At least 10 firefighters and one other person were hurt. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.
The FDNY called it a five-alarm fire, which means more than two dozen fire companies responded.
"We have over 200 fire and EMS personnel that operated at this five-alarm fire," Sudnik said.
The FDNY is investigating what sparked the fire.
A fire burns a row of townhouses on Rensselaer Avenue in Staten Island, N.Y., Jan. 20, 2020.