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4 people hospitalized after apartment fire in Washington Heights

Anthony Payero
Exterior of 286 Fort Washington Ave. where fire sent four people to the hospital.(Anthony Payero/NewsBreak)

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) A fire broke out at a fifth-floor apartment in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan that sent four people to the hospital on Thursday, according to the New York City Fire Department, per Patch.

Firefighters reported to the six-story building located at 286 Fort Washington Ave. around 6:20 a.m., the FDNY said. The blaze was reportedly under control by 7:17 a.m.

The four injured residents all had non-life-threatening injuries, per the FDNY. Medical crews transported two residents to Columbia New York-Presbyterian Hospital and two to Harlem Hospital, officials said.

FDNY did not announce what led to the fire.
(Anthony Payero/NewsBreak)

The building's Washington Heights Urology Center and Nocturnal Sleep Medical Group business were both closed to the public after the blaze.

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