UPDATE: Man dead in Hell’s Kitchen high-rise fire

Credit: Metro file photo
Credit: Metro file photo

A 27-year-old man is confirmed dead after a three-alarm fire in a Hell’s Kitchen high rise stranded some upper-floor residents and sent at least one other person to the hospital.

The fire broke out shortly after 11 a.m. on Sunday on the 20th floor of a building at 43rd Street and 10th Avenue, an FDNY spokesman told the Daily News, adding that two civilians were taken to separate hospitals with critical injuries.

The 27-year-old victim was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Over 100 firefighters responded to the fire, which was brought under control shortly before 1 p.m., ABC News reports.

A man stranded above the blaze with his family tweeted an image of the blaze before reporting that firefighters had reached his floor.

https://twitter.com/MickeyAtwal/status/419865701289959424

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