New York Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the blaze erupted in the basement of an unoccupied residential building about 11 p.m. Thursday.
We are remembering FDNY veteran Michael Davidson, a 15-year veteran and father of four, who died battling a fire in Harlem overnight. pic.twitter.com/kz7S40PZkJ— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) March 23, 2018
Nigro said two other firefighters suffered burns and were in serious condition, and three other people were injured.
FDNY officials identified the firefighter killed as 37-year-old Michael R. Davidson, a 15-year department veteran. They say Davidson is survived by a wife and four children.
Eric Phillips, Mayor Bill de Blasio's press secretary, tweeted: "This is an awful night."
The blaze broke out on the set of "Motherless Brooklyn," starring Norton, Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe and Alec Baldwin.
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