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Fire broke out in a Harlem dollar store Tuesday morning and reached three alarms. (Instagram/slugoh)

Fire broke out in a Harlem dollar store Tuesday morning and reached three alarms. (Instagram/@slugoh)

HARLEM (PIX11) – Fire broke out inside a Harlem dollar store Tuesday morning, sending heavy smoke into the air.

The three-alarm blaze started at 9:16 a.m. in the 99 Cent Plus store at 2610 Douglass Blvd. near 139th Street, according to the FDNY.

The store was closed at the time of the fire.

Heavy smoke filled the apartments above the store and residents evacuated the building, according to Emergency Medical Services.

Four civilians and seven firefighters suffered minor injuries, none of which are considered life-threatening.

The cause of the blaze is still unclear.