Woman Suffers Severe Burns In Sherman Avenue Fire

Published on October 19, 2017, 4:00 pm
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A 65-year-old woman suffered severe burns in an early morning fire on Sherman Avenue.

Fire officials say the flames broke out around 03:00 a.m. on the 4th floor of 1056 Sherman Avenue.

The woman was rescued from the apartment by two strangers, but still suffered burns to her body and face. Her husband says she was in bad shape at Harlem Hospital.

We are told that the two men who rescued the 65-year-old woman also warned others to escape the building. One of those people was a pregnant woman.

Fire marshals are investigating the cause of the blaze.

There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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