11 Injured When Fire Breaks Out in Hamilton Heights Apartment

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HAMILTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) - Nearly a dozen people, including 4 firefighters were injured in an apartment fire in Manhattan.

The 2-alarm fire broke out on the third floor of the 6-story building on 601 West 135th Street in Hamilton Heights just after 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Seven people inside the building were hurt. Four firefighters were also hurt. Officials say all the injuries are minor.

The FDNY reports the fire started in a bedroom while the residents were in another room watching TV.

An investigation is underway, but there is no reason to believe the fire is suspicious.