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Three firefighters injured in Washington Heights apartment fire

Posted: 3:44 PM, Jul 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-13 18:16:16-04

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — Three firefighters were injured battling an apartment fire in Washington Heights Saturday morning, according to FDNY officials.

The fire broke out at around 3:30 a.m. on the fourth floor of a five story building on West 174th Street.

Officials said about 150 firefighters responded to the fire that took two hours to contain. Clutter in the apartment made it more difficult to put out the flames.

The three injured firefighters were hospitalized with minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.