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12 firefighters injured in blaze just blocks from Pride March route

Posted at 4:48 PM, Jun 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-25 22:12:11-04

Firefighters spent hours knocking down a fire just blocks from the 2017 Pride March route.

WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan — Firefighters battled a 2-alarm blaze just blocks from the Pride March route Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Twelve firefighters were injured at the Hudson Street fire, an FDNY spokesperson said. The exact injuries were not immediately clear, but two firefighters had more serious injuries and at least one firefighter was taken to the hospital.

About 60 firefighters are on the scene of the second floor blaze, officials said. They had it under control after about two hours.

It is not yet clear what sparked the fire.