Updated 02/01/2010 11:42 PM
Three Pulled From Burning Manhattan Brownstone
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Three people were pulled to safety Monday from a burning building in East Harlem.
The fire started just before 5 p.m. on the fourth floor of a five-story brownstone on 127th Street and Madison Avenue, trapping people on the floor above.
Firefighters say when they arrived, they noticed a man and a woman hanging over a ledge.
"Oh yeah. They were ready to jump. In fact when the fire department units arrived on the scene, they told them to stop --don't jump. They were ready to jump," said FDNY Deputy Chief Jim Hodgens.
"We basically reached out and grabbed her. And jumped into my arms as quick as she could. And then she wouldn't let go of us. So when we went to the other side we had to push her off a little bit to get to the second victim. And we pulled him into the bucket," said Firefighter Arthur Kunz.
Another woman was found inside the building in cardiac arrest.
Firefighters pulled her to safety. She was revived by the time she got to the hospital.
Firefighters managed to get the blaze under control in less than an hour.
There's still no word on what caused it.