Little Italy, Manhattan- A fire raged through a building Saturday morning, leaving a dozen people injured and without a home, according to officials.
Firefighters responded to reports of a fire on the first and second floor of a 6-story private dwelling at 146 Mulberry St. around 7:40 AM, according to FDNY officials.
The fire reached a two-alarm status before finally being brought under control just before 9:30 AM, according to the FDNY.
There 12 were nonlife-threatening injuries to civilians reported; two people were brought to a nearby hospital and the remaining victims were treated at the scene, according to FDNY officials.
Residents of the building stood on the street, some wrapped in blankets and a few were crying, as firefighters worked around them. Eventually, they were all moved off the street by EMTs and into the back of an ambulance.
Later in the day, the FDNY Fire Marshal’s Office determined the blaze to be accidental in nature and described the causes a “careless disregard of smoking materials.”
FDNYalerts MAN 2-ALARM 146 MULBERRY ST, MIXED OCCUPANCY FIRE ON THE FIRST AND SECOND FLR,
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