Overheated wiring deemed cause of massive three-alarm fire in Sunset that injured at least five firefighters
A three-alarm fire inside a Sunset Park building Monday was the result of overheated electrical wiring, officials have confirmed.
A multiple dwelling fire broke out at 764 57th St. at around 2:19 p.m. on Monday, July 9, spreading from the basement to the third floor. Flames also extended through electrical wires to 5618 Eighth Avenue.
Over 100 firefighters responded to the scene and the fire was deemed under control around 5 p.m.
At least five firefighters sustained non-life threatening injuries.