NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Several firefighters were hurt battling a multi-alarm blaze in Lower Manhattan on Friday.

The five-alarm fire started early Friday evening on Murray Street, a block away from City Hall.

The FDNY said the flames broke out inside a duct in a restaurant on the first floor. The flames then ran up through the duct, spreading to all five floors.

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman was on the scene, where he saw heavy flames shooting from the shattered fourth floor windows.

No one was inside the commercial building at the time.

Officials said 11 firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Late Friday night, crews were still working to put out hot spots. The cause is under investigation.


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