STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A fire that spread within a row of Midland Beach homes Tuesday night left one firefighter injured.
The FDNY responded to the scene located at 1187 Father Capodanno Boulevard at around 9:45 p.m., a department spokesperson said, and worked to quell a fire that was on the second floor and roof of the residence.
Sal Monforte, 56, who lives in the immediate area, said there was “a lot of smoke” coming from the building but that no one lived in the home where the fire is thought to have begun.
The family in the adjoining home were able to safely leave the building, he said.
Firefighters could be seen removing debris from the second story of two conjoined homes after the fire was put out. Traffic was restricted along Father Capodanno Boulevard during the emergency response.
It was not immediately clear what caused the fire. It was officially placed under control at 10:49 p.m., an FDNY spokesman said.
The injured firefighter was transported to Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze. The extent of the firefighter’s injuries was not immediately available