More Than 100 Firefighters Battle Inwood Blaze

Fox 5 - January 04, 2012

by KATHY CARVAJAL MYFOXNY.COM

MYFOXNY.COM - A fire that broke out late Tuesday night was still burning hours later during the frigid weather hitting the tristate.

More than 135 firefighters responded to the blaze at 4945 Broadway in the Inwood neighborhood that started at 11 p.m. and wasn't under control until 2:48 a.m., said officials.

Video from the scene Wednesday morning showed frozen water from firefighters' hoses covering the gutted building.

The fire broke out on the first or second floors, according to officials, and spread to several stores and offices above.

It is not clear what started the fire.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital.