Firefighters battle 4-alarm blaze in Washington Heights

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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (PIX11) – A fire that ignited inside a six-story building in Washington Heights reached four alarms Monday, before firefighters were able to extinguish it.

The fire was burning on the first and second floors of the residential building at 1274 St. Nicholas Avenue, before spreading to other floors.

The building is occupied by a store and residential housing.

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One firefighter has been injured. He is alert and conscious and being transported to an area hospital.

Red Cross workers were sent to the scene to help occupants needing food, shelter and other assistance.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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