Firefighters Battle Stubborn Fire in Upper Manhattan

NY Daily News - January 09, 2018

by NY Daily News

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 firefighters battled a stubborn fire at an apartment building in upper Manhattan.

Officials say at least 14 people suffered minor injuries in the blaze in the six-story building on Riverside Drive in Washington Heights.

Fire officials say the 7-alarm fire was reported just before 2 p.m. Monday and started in a kitchen by a woman making toast. The fire then quickly spread to the top floors through a dumbwaiter shaft.

The building was built in 1920 and has 133 apartments. Red Cross teams were at the scene registering dozens of affected residents.

Authorities advised nearby residents to close windows and avoid smoke.

The fire was declared under control seven hours later.