Deadly New York Scraper Fire Near Twin Towers Site but no collapse

By Ann Baker

Nearly six years after the tragedy of 9/11 and two New York City firefighters have died in a blaze inside a skyscraper abandoned after the World Trade Center attacks.

The fire broke out on Saturday at the former Deutsche Bank building, sending smoke across Manhattan. The building was in the process of being taken down.

Five other firefighters were injured battling Saturday’s flames next to the Twin Towers site. The cause of the blaze that started on the 14th and 15th floors, wasn’t known Sunday morning.

On September 11, 2001, more than 300 firefighters lost their lives when the World Trade Center towers collapsed shortly after bring struck by commercial airplanes piloted by terrorists later linked to Al Queda.