Eight firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a blaze on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Fire officials say the four-alarm blaze was reported 5:36 p.m. Thursday on the roof of a five-story building under renovation on Houston Street. Thick plumes of smoke billowed up and were visible from blocks away.
A Fire Department spokesman says the fire was declared under control about two hours later.
The building is believed to be residential with a space for a business at the ground floor. The area was blocked off as about 150 firefighters fought the blaze.
It’s unclear how the fire started.