Fire Breaks Out at Washington Heights Eatery

By Chelsia Rose Marcius and Patrick Hedlund  on April 30, 2012 6:49am

A fire broke out inside 1552 St. Nicholas Ave., near West 188th Street, on Mon., April 30, 2012.
A fire broke out inside 1552 St. Nicholas Ave., near West 188th Street, on Mon., April 30, 2012.
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MANHATTAN — Three firefighters suffered minor injuries after a blaze broke out inside a restaurant in Washington Heights Monday morning, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to the six-story building at 1552 St. Nicholas Ave., near West 188th Street, after receiving a call of the fire about 6:10 a.m., the FDNY said.

The blaze originated in Q'Kachapa, a Venezuelan restaurant on the ground floor, and spread to the adjacent Kennedy Fried Chicken, as well as the apartment above it, fire officials at the scene said. It was brought under control about an hour later, officials said.

The three injured firefighters were taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital for treatment, officials added.

More than 100 firefighters responded to battle the blaze, the FDNY said.

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