Chinatown Fire: Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Blaze in New York City, Injuries Reported

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. EST– FDNY wrote on Twitter that the fire at Mott Street was placed under control. However, members of the fire department are still on the scene.

Original story:

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) battled a large fire in New York City, which injured multiple people.

On Wednesday afternoon, the FDNY shared on Twitter that members were working to extinguish a three-alarm fire on Mott Street, which is located in a neighborhood known as Chinatown. By 1:45 p.m. EST, at least two civilians had been seriously injured.

The FDNY posted photos of the fire on Twitter and smoke was seen coming out of windows on the third and fourth floors. At least four firefighters were working on the blaze, as seen in photos.

The building was built in 1900 and has four floors, according to the apartment rental site, Street Easy.

It's unclear at this time what started the fire or when firefighters hoped to have it fully under control.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Firefighters battled a blaze at a building in Chinatown on Wednesday afternoon. The Fire Department of The City Of New York
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