4 Injured in Upper Manhattan Fire

Over 60 firefighters battled the blaze that started on the first floor of 639 W. 207th St at around 7:15 p.m.

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    Four people were injured in a fire that tore through a building in Inwood Saturday night, according to a published report.

    Over 60 firefighters battled the blaze that started on the first floor of 639 W. 207th St. at around 7:15 p.m. DNAinfo reports. The fire spread when a tenant left open a hallway door causing flames to "shoot out of the hallway up to the roof," Deputy Chief Ron Werner told the news site.

    "We heard screaming and then saw the smoke,” tenant Berry Duarte, 36, told DNAinfo. “It was the most terrifying thing.”

    The injured were taken to a nearby hospital. One of the tenants may have had a heart attack. Another was burned on her feet. The other residents were treated for smoke inhalation, fire officials said.

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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