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Chinatown fire in NYC injures 10 people

A fire in New York City’s Chinatown left 10 people injured on Friday afternoon.

According to ABC 7 New York, the fire began at a gift shop located on the first floor of a building at 47 Mott Street.

NBC New York reports that flames erupted around 2:30 p.m. and quickly moved up to the second floor of the building. The fire was declared a 3-alarm fire with several people needing rescuing from the scene.

“Upon arrival they were met with heavy fire conditions in the front,” FDNY Assistant Chief of FIie Operations Thomas Currao said, according to ABC 7 New York. “They had fire racing up the front of the building, occupied building very, very challenging. It was really for the efforts of the firefighters that came in quickly, stretched the lines quickly, got into the building that that mitigated any any loss of life.”

According to NBC New York, 10 people were injured and 21 families were displaced. The American Red Cross will work with the families to find them housing.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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