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Massive Blaze Destroys Several Businesses Up In Harlem

More Than 150 Firefighters Respond, Brave Bone-Chilling Temperatures
More than 150 firefighters responded to a blaze in Harlem that ripped through five buildings on Dec. 13, 2013. (Photo: CBS 2)

More than 150 firefighters responded to a blaze in Harlem that ripped through five buildings on Dec. 13, 2013. (Photo: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A raging fire tore through five Harlem buildings on Friday night.

The blaze broke around 8 p.m. at a hair salon on West 145th Street and quickly spread into neighboring shops, CBS 2 reported.

The fire, which reached four alarms, engulfed the Gospel Spreading Church and the James L. Perkins Memorial Chapel, 1010 WINS reported.

As many as 150 firefighters faced bone-chilling temperatures as they battled intense flames.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire remains under investigation, officials said.

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