4 firefighters hurt in Upper East Side restaurant fire: FDNY

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Upper East Side fire

Firefighters on the scene after fire broke out in a five-story building at East 95th Street and First Avenue, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, early Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, 2021, according to the FDNY. (PIX11 News)

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Four firefighters were injured when a ceiling collapsed amid a four-alarm fire in an Upper East Side building early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The FDNY said the fire broke out around 6:15 a.m. in a restaurant on the first floor of a five-story mixed-use building on First Avenue, at the corner of East 95th Street.

Two restaurants, a Domino’s pizza shop and Dragon One, are located on the first floor of the building, while the floors above are all residential. It was not clear in which restaurant the fire started.

The FDNY said the fire extended up to the third floor of the building.

There was a collapse of the first-floor ceiling, which resulted in four firefighters suffering minor injuries, officials said.

No civilian injuries had been reported from the fire.

AIR11 was over the scene where a large emergency response was seen outside the building as heavy smoke rose through the air.

Fire officials said 168 firefighters from 39 units were on the scene working to bring the fire under control.

The FDNY advised people nearby to close any open windows to avoid smoke in the area.

Drivers were advised to expect traffic delays in the area due to the FDNY’s response to the blaze.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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