FIVE PEOPLE INJURED IN FIRE ON 100TH STREET

Five people, including three firefighters, were injured in a blaze at 216 West 100th Street on Sunday afternoon at around 2:30 p.m. Sixty firefighters were sent to battle the fire, and they used ladder trucks to pull people out of the building, a witness told us.

The fire was considered “non-suspicious,” an FDNY spokesman told us, but the exact cause was still under investigation. The fire was called in at 2:39 p.m., and was under control at 4:28.

Five people were taken to St. Luke’s Hospital with minor injuries.

The address is listed as The Midway Hotel, but a woman who answered the phone there Sunday evening said it’s an apartment building and remains open and operating.

Thanks to Allan Margolin and Katie Barry for tips and photos. Photo above by Allan Margolin.

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