Two seniors saved in dramatic Windsor Terrace fire rescue

TO THE RESCUE: A firefighter carries an elderly woman out of a burning building in Windsor Terrace on Tuesday morning.
Photo by Paul Martinka

Firefighters rescued an elderly couple as flames tore through the third floor of a Windsor Terrace apartment building on Tuesday morning.

The smoke eaters responded to a blaze in the building on Prospect Park West between 17th Street and Prospect Avenue at 11:35 am, and brought it under control by 12:11 pm, according to a Fire Department spokesman.

Responders transported two people to New York Methodist Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries, the rep said.

Also rescued, but not spared a dousing, were a tabby cat and a chihuahua.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at nhuro‌witz@‌cnglo‌cal.com or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz

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