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3 Hurt as Fire Breaks Out in Times Square Restaurant, FDNY Says

By  Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner | February 21, 2017 8:10am | Updated on February 21, 2017 8:49am

 Fire climbed through the ducts of TSQ Brasserie, officials said.
Fire climbed through the ducts of TSQ Brasserie, officials said.
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TIMES SQUARE — Three people were hurt when a fire tore through the ducts of a Seventh Avenue restaurant Tuesday morning, FDNY officials said.

The fire broke out in the ducts of TSQ Brasserie at 723 Seventh Ave., near West 48th Street, about 4:50 a.m., according to FDNY officials.

Fire also got into 167 and 165 West 48th St., an FDNY spokesman said.

"It was a pretty complex situation," FDNY Deputy Chief John Hodgens said. "The fire was in between three buildings, and we had to have personnel in all three buildings identifying exactly what was burning."

"You have to get water into that duct, and the easiest way to do that is from the roof," he added. "So, we had to stretch hose lines to the roof, open up the duct work, get water in there, also work on the duct work from the ground floor up."

Three people were injured, including a civilian who was treated at Lenox Hill Hospital, officials said.

Two firefighters were treated at the scene, officials said.

About 150 firefighters helped bring the blaze under control about 7:40 a.m., Hodgens said.

Fire marshals will determine what sparked the blaze, officials said.