Suspicious Two-Alarm Fire on 5th Avenue Injures Two Firefighters

By Tom Liddy on November 20, 2011 10:09am 

A suspicious fire broke out in a building on Fifth Avenue early Sunday morning.
A suspicious fire broke out in a building on Fifth Avenue early Sunday morning.
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MANHATTAN — A suspicious fire ripped through a Midtown building early Sunday morning, injuring two firefighters, according to FDNY officials.

The blaze, on the top floor of 431 Fifth Ave., near 39th Street, broke out just before 1 a.m. and went to a second alarm within minutes.

Fire officials said that flames were tearing through the roof of the six-story commercial building. No one was inside at the time.

It took more than 100 firefighters to bring the blaze under control by 2:19 a.m., according to the FDNY.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries in the fire, which was deemed suspicious. The cause was not immediately known.

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