WATCH: When a fire broke out at the apartment building next to his restaurant, Riza Kasikcioglu ran inside to make sure residents got out. He even carried an elderly woman on his back. Here, he explains what happened.
When Riza Kasikcioglu realized the apartment building next to his restaurant was on fire, he didn’t hesitate.
“I started to call 911 and then right away I was running that way to save the people.”
Kasikcioglu is the owner of Maximo’s Pizza and Donair, which is right next to the 17-storey apartment tower on Jasper Avenue and 117 Street.
A fire broke out in a suite on the seventh floor shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday. One person was killed and another taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.
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Once Kasikcioglu got off the phone with emergency dispatch, he found a way inside the apartment building and propped the door open with …