Fire tears through Harlem building, sends giant plume of smoke into sky

Harlem fire on May 17

Flames ripped through a Harlem building on May 17, 2020. (Citizen)

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HARLEM, Manhattan — A fire at a store sent a dark plume of smoke billowing into the sky over Harlem on Sunday night.

The three alarm fire broke out in the second and third floor of a commercial building on West 125th Street near Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard around 7:45 p.m., an FDNY official said.

Part of the building collapsed.

The fire was placed under control around 10:30 p.m., officials said.

The NYC Office of Emergency Management said people in the area should expect smoke and traffic delays. Windows should be closed.

No injuries have been reported.

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