FDNY: Fire­fight­ers hurt bat­tling blaze in Lower Man­hat­tan build­ing fri­day night

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(VIN) A large fire in a build­ing just a few blocks from the World Trade Cen­ter has filled lower Man­hat­tan with smoke.

Smoke and flames could be seen shoot­ing from the roof of the five-story struc­ture in Tribeca on Fri­day. The fire started shortly be­fore 7 p.m. and was un­der con­trol three hours later.

The Fire De­part­ment says 12 fire­fight­ers have been treated for mi­nor in­juries.

The mixed-use build­ing has re­tail busi­nesses on the first floor.

TV sta­tion WPIX re­ports (http://bit.ly/2ewNNUQ) that of­fi­cials say the fire started in a first-floor restau­rant and shot up through the build­ing’s duct work.

More than 200 fire­fight­ers bat­tled the blaze.

The smell of smoke car­ried as far as Brook­lyn. The city Health De­part­ment ad­vises area res­i­dents to avoid smoke ex­po­sure by keep­ing their win­dows shut.

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