Home Manhattan Crime & Fire 2-alarm blaze rips through a building in Little Italy

2-alarm blaze rips through a building in Little Italy

SHARE
Firefighters with residents of 146 Mulberry Street that were left without a home after the 2-alarm fire.
Firefighters with residents of 146 Mulberry Street that were left without a home after the 2-alarm fire. PHOTO: ADAM WEST/NYC 911 NEWS

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.

Flames on the second floor of 146 Mulberry before the fire was extinguished.
Flames on the second floor of 146 Mulberry before the fire was extinguished. PHOTO: VIA 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.”

Firefighters on scene of the 2-alarm fire at 146 Mulberry Street that left 12 people injured.
Firefighters on scene of the 2-alarm fire at 146 Mulberry Street that left 12 people injured. PHOTO: ADAM WEST/NYC 911 NEWS.
A broken window at 146 Mulberry Street after the 2-alarm fire there was extinguished.
A broken window at 146 Mulberry Street after the 2-alarm fire there was extinguished. PHOTO: ADAM WEST/NYC 911 NEWS
Firefighters on scene of the 2-alarm fire at 146 Mulberry Street that left 12 people injured.
Firefighters on scene of the 2-alarm fire at 146 Mulberry Street that left 12 people injured. PHOTO: FDNY.