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7 injured in Washington Heights high-rise building fire: FDNY

Posted at 11:20 AM, Sep 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-21 11:22:20-04

Seven people were injured, two seriously, when a fire broke out at a high-rise building in Manhattan Sept. 20, 2019. (Citizen App)

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — Seven people were injured when a fire broke out in a high-rise building in Manhattan Friday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the blaze on the 19th floor of the 32-story building on Audubon Avenue around 4:30 p.m.

Seven people were injured in the blaze, fire officials said. All appear to have non-life-threatening injuries.

Video from Citizen App shows heavy flames coming from one of the apartment units.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.