$770K in Damage After Three-Alarm Fire in City Heights

Nearly 100 fire officials reponded to a three-alarm fire at a high rise in City Heights that started on a balcony and spread, leaving more than $770,000 in damages and many seniors displaced.

The fire started around 2:47 p.m. Monday on the 4100 block of 42nd Street in City Heights on a 7th floor balcony and spread to the unit. 

The fire was put out in about 20 minutes and 24 trucks, 75 firefighters and 25 support staff responded. 

About 70 residents were evacuated for a few hours, and a large number were displaced for the night, though fire officials did not have an exact number.

A bus was brought to the center to evacuate the seniors to a church nearby. The Red Cross helped them find a place to stay overnight. No injuries were reported. 

A spokesperson said the cause of the fire was likely electrical. 

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