PARK MANOR — Firefighters battled an overnight blaze Tuesday in Park Manor that caused part of a building to collapse, officials said.
About 1:11 a.m. Tuesday, the Fire Department was called to the 100 block of West 73rd Street after a two-flat caught fire, officials said. Part of the building collapsed due to the fire.
Authorities were getting conflicting reports throughout the night about whether anyone lived in the building.
Some neighbors told firefighters that a family with three children lived in the building. But as of 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, no injuries or hospital transports were reported, said Chief Juan Hernandez, a Fire Department spokesman.
Firefighters were still on the scene due to some persistent smoldering in the building, officials said. Because of the damage done by the fire, the building will likely be torn down later Tuesday, Hernandez said.
As of early Tuesday, the cause of the blaze was unknown, but the Fire Department and Police Department were on the scene investigating.