Fire Rips Through Chinatown Apartment Building - December 21, 2010


MYFOXNY.COM - Residents of an apartment building on East Broadway in Chinatown were rushed onto the roof after a fire broke out early Tuesday morning.

Firefighters tackled the blaze for two hours from the roof after the flames spread from the second floor and up a shaftway.

FOX 5 News reporter Carolyn Gusoff was on the scene where firefighters were working the flames inside the five-story building.

"It went into the space above the top ceiling. We had to cut holes through the roof," an FDNY official said about the fast-moving flames.

Four residents suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to the FDNY.

Displaced residents were being housed by the American Red Cross.