8 Hurt in Fire at Manhattan Apartment Building: FDNY

Eight people were injured, including three firefighters, in a blaze at a six-story apartment building in Manhattan early Friday, authorities say.

Sixty firefighters responded to the 3:15 a.m. call at the West 144th Street building in Hamilton Heights after flames erupted in a fourth-floor apartment, officials said.

Authorities said first responders encountered heavy fire when they arrived, but the flames were contained within an hour.

The three injured firefighters and five hurt civilians were taken to hospitals and are expected to be OK. The Red Cross said it was helping about a dozen people displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

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