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Fire in Hamilton Heights leaves 10 injured, dozens homeless

Fire incident might be the result of electric shot circuit: FDNY Fire officials

New York:  At least ten persons including eight firefighters were injured in a massive fire that engulfed Hamilton Heights Apartment in New York, as rescuers doused off the blaze after hours-long hectic efforts.

The fire broke out in the building when most people living there were sleeping in the wee hours of Sunday.

FDNY Fire officials say the fire incident might be the result of the electric shot circuit.

Some firefighters were also injured during rescue efforts and suffered some minor injuries.

Firefighters extinguished the fire during a six-storey apartment for six hours

More than 200 firefighters participated in the operation; the fire was so severe that the upper floor turned into debris.

According to FDNY, eight firefighters and two tenants of the building suffered minor injuries.

Authorities said that each destination has been damaged to some extent

The Red Cross has begun supporting 41 homeless families.

Inspectors are examining to see if the building is still structurally fine and able to live in.

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