Six firefighters sustained minor injuries in a fire that started at a Chinese restaurant at 2642 Broadway on the corner of 100th street on Tuesday morning. The fire drew 145 firefighters and took more than two hours to get under control. It spread to at least the second floor of the building.
The fire was called in at 10:10 a.m. after starting in the ductwork at Empire, an FDNY spokesman said. It was under control as of 12:30 p.m. FDNY asked the Department of Buildings to conduct a structural stability inspection after the fire was out.
An employee at the Carmel limo service said all the employees had gotten out. “He had 25 guys in there answering phones now on the street,” Ernie Fritz tells us. Fritz, who took the photos below, says he saw one person transported to the hospital by ambulance.