Firefighters Knock Out Blaze at Manhattan Building

Monday, Jul 22, 2013  |  Updated 10:20 PM EDT
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Firefighters Knock Out Blaze at Manhattan Building

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It took about 200 firefighters to knock down a fire inside a Manhattan apartment building Monday.

Crews from 44 units responded to the five-alarm blaze at 520 W. 139th St. in Hamilton Heights at about 3:45 p.m. Thick black smoke could be seen billowing from the seven-story building. 

Eight firefighters and two residents sustained minor injuries, including heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation.

Red Cross says it is working to provide temporary shelter to displaced residents. 

Investigators are looking into whether a faulty air conditioning unit on the top floor may have sparked the fire. 

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