Teens Climb Out Window And Cling to Pipe to Escape New York Apartment Fire

Two teenagers climbed out of a window high up on an apartment block that was on fire in New York City’s East Village on December 16.

This video, shot by Justin Malpica, shows the teenagers climbing out of the building as smoke billows out of the windows.

“It’s scary and heartbreaking to watch,” Malpica told Storyful.

The fire broke out at approximately 7am on Thursday, New York City Fire Department (FDNY) said. Approximately 30 units and 180 FDNY firefighters were dispatched to the scene.

One person died and eight people were injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Credit: Justin Malpica via Storyful

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