Huge Fire Breaks Out in Chinatown

285 Grand Street - 7 Alarm Blaze
Photo from Leung Photography via Flickr.

A 7 alarm fire broke out in Chinatown last night, injuring several people. Firefighters converged on a 6-story residential and commercial building at 283-285 Grand Street, shortly after 10pm. 10 firefighters, a medical worker and three civilians were among those being treated – it does not appear any of the injuries are life threatening.

The building (near Forsyth Street) has 16 apartments. 250 firefighters were called to the scene. They rolled up three ladders, plucking frightened residents from fire escapes. The fire then spread to neighboring buildings.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. More to come…