STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A fire in a Graniteville home Thursday afternoon prompted a large FDNY response and left one firefighter with injuries.
The FDNY arrived to the scene, located at 514 Melyn Place, at around 1:40 p.m., according to an official from the department’s press office. The “all-hands” response included 12 FDNY vehicles and around 60 firefighters, according to the department.
Juan Dorido, a resident of the top floor of the home, said the fire appeared to start in the lower floor of the building, though it was immediately unclear how the blaze began.
“I only saw the smoke and then we came out,” he said, noting that his downstair neighbors were also able to evacuate the house safely.
Firefighters were observed moving through the first and second floors of the home, which appeared to suffer damage.
One firefighter was taken to Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze with injuries, the FDNY said.