MANHATTAN (PIX11) — A fire broke out in an apartment building in Little Italy on Sunday evening, according to officials.

The fire spread to multiple floors of the residential building on Hester Street, according to FDNY. Two of the more than 40 residents who live in the building suffered minor injuries. Nine firefighters also suffered minor injuries.

The building’s owner said she’s just grateful that all her tenants got out safely.

As fire marshals search for the cause of the fire, the building’s owner and others are calling some people heroes for having gotten everyone out of the building safely.

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