A fire broke out on the Upper East Side in the early morning hours of April 22.
At 3:36 a.m., the fire department received a call that a single-family brownstone, at 12 E. 80th St. between Madison and Fifth avenues, was in flames. More than 100 fire fighters were at the scene by 4:02 a.m., and the fire was under control by 5 a.m., according to FDNY press.
A woman, man and their four children all safely escaped to the rooftop using a ladder. Six firefighters sustained minor injuries, including some burns.
The fire department said the flames started on the second floor, where the floor was being resurfaced. Wood shavings, rags, lacquer and urethane were stored in a corner, starting the accidental fire, the department said.