Hamilton Heights fire engulfs roof of apartment building


A massive fire is raging at an apartment building in Hamilton Heights, the FDNY said.

The five-alarm fire broke out at 565 W. 144th St., near Broadway, just before 3:15 p.m. Friday, according to fire officials. The fire was not under control, as of 5 p.m.

More than 200 firefighters are at the scene, an FDNY spokesman said.

So far, no injuries have been reported, according to the spokesman said.

The fire's billowing smoke plume could be seen from across the Hudson River, social media posts show. One woman tweeted a video showing the smoke rising into the sky from her office window on 137th Street.


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