FDNY: Careless smoking caused fire above popular Little Italy restaurant

LITTLE ITALY, Manhattan (WABC) -- Investigators say careless smoking caused a fire that injured 13 people above a popular restaurant in Little Italy.

Flames ripped through 'Angelo's of Mulberry Street' near Hester and Grand in Little Italy just before 8 a.m. Saturday.

More than 100 firefighters battled the fire. It was quickly extinguished.

Eyewitnesses say firefighters had to rescue some people from the fire escapes.

Inspectors say the neighboring buildings are okay.
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