Smokey fire on the Upper West Side

September 30, 2008 9:41:39 AM PDT
A second-alarm fire tore through an apartment building on the Upper West Side Tuesday. The fire burned through the five-story building at 706 Amsterdam Avenue just after 7 a.m. Heavy smoke spewed through the neighborhood.

Authorities say residents were evacuated by fire escape from the building, which houses a Chinese restaurant and apartments.

The cause of the fire appears to be careless cooking.

WEB PRODUCED BY: Lakisha Bostick

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