Five people, including four firefighters, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a blaze broke out on the first floor of a Manhattan building that houses students at Columbia University’s Barnard College, fire officials say.
The blaze broke out in a Chinese Restaurant on the first floor of the dormitory on West 116th Street and Broadway in Morningside Heights at about 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to the FDNY.
The blaze was brought under control in a little more than an hour.
The firefighters and civilian who were injured were all taken to St. Luke’s Hospital. It’s not clear if the civilian who was injured is a student.
The cause of the blaze is not clear.
Students who were displaced from their dorm rooms were allowed back within a few hours.