Fire Breaks Out in Century-Old East Harlem Orthodox Church, FDNY Says
EAST HARLEM — A fire erupted within a century-old Russian Orthodox church in East Harlem early Friday morning.
The blaze roared for two hours before approximately 100 firefighters brought it under control about 2 a.m., the FDNY said.
Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries, including one for smoke inhalation, an FDNY spokesman said.
The cathedral was built in 1901 to accommodate the influx of Orthodox Christians from Eastern Europe, according to its website.