Massive Fire Damages Chinatown Building, Impacting Apartments and Businesses: FNDY

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New York City firefighters gained control of a massive fire in a mixed commercial and residential building in Chinatown a few hours after it broke out early Thursday morning. 

The flames began spreading just after midnight at a building on Grand Street near Allen, according to fire officials. There were over 130 firefighters at the scene, trying to stop the blaze from spreading to more buildings.

Three firefighters suffered minor injuries, according to an FDNY spokesperson.

It's unclear what sparked the fire and no other information was immediately available.

Chinatown suffered a devastating loss to another large fire earlier this year. That fire in January broke out just blocks away on Mulberry Street. It damaged some important archives from the Museum of Chinese in America as well as a senior center.

This is a developing story.

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