REPORT: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In Downtown Manhattan Apartment Fire


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One person is dead and at least two are injured in a five-alarm fire in an apartment building in downtown Manhattan this evening, the FDNY has confirmed, NBC News reports.The fire started inside the five-story walk-up apartment building at 41 Spring St., near Mulberry St., at about 6:40 p.m., fire officials said, according to NBC.

In addition to four stories of apartments, a Pinkberry is located on the ground floor of the building.

According to local news website DNAInfo, 140 firefighters responded to the blaze; as of 7:45 pm it was still not under control.

Several streets in the area have reportedly been shut down by emergency responders.

A photo from @NYScanner shows smoke rising from the roof of the building:

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Another shot from @NYCityAlerts

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