A tragic high-rise fire at 500 W. 43rd street in Hell's Kitchen on Sunday claimed the life of a recently-married gay man and critically injured his husband as they tried to escape, NBC New York reports:
The men, 27-year-old Daniel McClung and 32-year-old Michael Todd Cohen, were found in a stairwell near the 31st floor of The Strand condominium suffering from smoke inhalation and burns after the three-alarm fire erupted more than 10 stories below at the building on West 43rd Street, the FDNY said.
McClung died and Cohen is in stable condition at a hospital. The couple married in July, neighbors told NBC 4 New York.
More than 200 firefighters responded to put out the blaze, which began in a hallway of the 20th floor, according to the FDNY.
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Our thoughts go out to the couple's family and friends and everyone affected by this fire.