Massive fire rips through Lower Manhattan building; 10 firefighters injured

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LOWER MANHATTAN — A massive fire ripped through a 5-story building in Lower Manhattan Friday evening, injuring at least 10 firefighters.

The blaze, reported around 6:47 p.m., quickly escalated to a six-alarm.

According to the FDNY, the fire started in a restaurant of 24 Murray Street, got into the duct work and spread up several floors of the building at 24 Murray Street.

The lower level of the building contains businesses, including a pizza place and a deli. The upper levels house apartments.

At least 10 firefighters suffered minor injuries.

It is not yet known how exactly the fire started.