Huge fire rages in Manhattan

Huge fire rages in Manhattan

Almost 200 firefighters are battling a fast-growing, now five-alarm fire that is tearing through an apartment building in Hamilton Heights Friday afternoon, sending dark plumes of smoke billowing over northern Manhattan, WPIX reports.

Three firefighters and one civilian were hurt in a massive, wind-swept blaze at a century-old apartment building in upper Manhattan Friday afternoon.

Flaming chunks of debris could be seen falling from the top of the building.

The building's top floor was engulfed in flames, and thick smoke billowed from the building.

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More than 160 firefighters and dozens of emergency vehicles are on the scene.

The fire ripped through the building, sending large plumes of smoke into the sky.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the area.

So far, no injuries have been reported, an FDNY spokesman said. "I'm not even anxious about the building itself, I'm anxious about the people that live there". Roads around the area remain closed to traffic.

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