15 people hurt in Washington Heights apartment fire

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- Fifteen people were injured in a fire Tuesday morning in a Washington Heights apartment building.

The fire broke out in a first-floor apartment on West 186th Street just before 6:45 a.m.

Fifteen residents were being treated for minor injuries at the scene.

A family could be seen standing out on their fire escape.



The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Heavy clutter was reported in the apartment where the fire started.

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