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Fire Breaks Out in Chinatown Laundromat

By Trevor Kapp | March 15, 2012 12:51pm
The aftermath of the fire.
The aftermath of the fire.
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CHINATOWN — A fire broke out in a laundromat on Elizabeth Street Thursday morning, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to the blaze, which began inside a dryer at the Wonder Wash & Dry at 10 Elizabeth St., near Bayard Street, about 11:58 p.m., FDNY officials said.

The fire was under control 10 minutes later, fire officials said. There were no injuries.

A customer at the laundromat said only a few people were inside when the fire started.

"I think maybe someone put too many clothes in [the dryer]," said Terry Tsou, 62. "It was really big."