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Harlem Blaze Destroys Row of Stores, One Firefighter Injured

Early in the morning on Wednesday, November 3rd, a massive fire destroyed a row of stores on Lenox Avenue in Harlem. The five-alarm fire began just after 3 am before spreading to other stores.

 

The blaze continued for nine hours before firefighters on the scene brought the fire under control. It took more than four hours and nearly 200 emergency personnel. The cause of the fire is still unknown and under investigation. 

 

One firefighter was injured while fighting the fire and was treated at Harlem hospital, but no other injuries were reported.

 

Multiple Businesses Were Affected in Harlem Fire

 

Among the businesses affected in the fire were a fish market of 35 years as well as a sneaker shop. Business owners and employees are left wondering what their next steps are in the coming weeks. 

 

To learn more about the recent Harlem fire, click here.

 

Injured in a Fire? Contact the NYC Attorneys at SPBMCC Today

 

Fires can be catastrophic, especially fires as severe as the blaze that left a string of Harlem small businesses destroyed. While one firefighter only received minor injuries while working to control the fire, major events like these can leave multiple firefighters and civilians severely harmed; they can even prove fatal. If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a fire, do not hesitate to contact our firefighter law and premises liability attorneys to see if you have a case. Call (212) 732-9000 or fill out the form below for a free consultation.

 

Information in the article was derived from ABC 7. To read the original article in full, click here.

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