5 injured in Inwood apartment fire

August 22, 2010 1:49:45 PM PDT
Five people are hospitalized with minor injuries after they were rescued from their burning apartment building by firefighters.

The two-alarm fire broke out in a six-story building on Vermilyea Avenue in the Inwood section of Manhattan at around 10:50 a.m. Sunday.

About 125 firefighters responded and quickly extinguished the fire.

The five injured residents mostly suffered from smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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