Several Injured in Manhattan High-Rise Fire


The New York City skyline was clouded with thick black smoke on Monday morning, as firefighters battled a blaze in Manhattan.

ABC 7 reported that seven people were injured, with five taken to the hospital and two treated at the scene.

The fire broke out around 10:30 a.m. on the 10th floor of a 49-story building at 145 West 47th Street in Midtown. The fire was under control after an hour; 20 units and 78 firefighters responded to the emergency.

The building was reported to be under construction.