Soho Fire On Thompson Street Injures Woman, 10 Firefighters (VIDEO)
A three-alarm fire in Soho this morning sent one woman and ten firefighters to the hospital. The blaze began a little before 2am at 68 Thompson Street, near Spring Street, The New York Post reports.
It took 140 firefighters more than two hours to get the inferno under control. Although the cause of the fire is still undetermined, it's known that the fire started in the basement before climbing all the way up the seven story building.
The Red Cross is still on the scene at Thompson Street to provide relief to affected residents. 68 Thompson Street is so badly damaged that fire marshalls have yet to enter the building.
Of the 10 injured firefighters, NBC says "one had a heart condition, at least two had serious burns, two had minor smoke inhalation and others had problems related to minor exhaustion. The extent of the burned firefighters' injuries wasn't immediately clear." A civilian woman also suffered minor injuries.
A similar four-alarm fire last February broke about before dawn and destroyed the loft building at 82 Greene Street and left three families homeless.
Gothamist has some dramatic photos of the blaze. Video below.
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