Family displaced by Harlem fire

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The fire started in Mama's Fried Chicken and began spreading to other businesses. (Photo: Dan Boujoulian/VisualNoiz.TV)

NEW YORK (AP) – Firefighters worked past midnight to gain control of a three-alarm fire that quickly spread through a Harlem building.

The fire department says six firefighters and a city environmental protection worker sustained minor injuries in the blaze Friday.

A family of two adults and four children was displaced.

The fire started around 7 p.m. at Mama’s Fried Chicken at the intersection of Frederick Douglass Avenue and West 155th Street.

More than 100 firefighters responded. They used tower ladders to knock down the fire from the outside.

A video on Facebook showed smoke pouring from the roof of the two-story building near Rucker Park and the Macombs Dam Bridge.

The cause is under investigation.

The Red Cross says it’s providing the family temporary housing and money for food and clothes.


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