A fire broke out at 1793 Sedgwick Avenue just before 4 a.m. and WCBS 2 reports, "A New York City firefighter and several civilians suffered serious injuries after the staircase collapsed. The destruction of the stairway has also left several people stranded on the building’s top floor." WABC 7 adds, "Firefighters were forced to make numerous rescues, helping women and young children on fire escapes. The residents will not be able to return home because officials say the stairwell in the apartment building is compromised." It's believed that the civilians' and firefighter's injuries are not life-threatening.