9 injured in fire atop 6-story NYC apartment building

A firefighter consoles a person wrapped in a blanket at the scene of a fire at an apartment building in New York City's Harlem neighborhood, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP photo/Mary Altaffer)
A firefighter consoles a person wrapped in a blanket at the scene of a fire at an apartment building in New York City's Harlem neighborhood, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — A large fire on the top floors of a six-story New York City apartment building has resulted in nine minor injuries.

The fire started Friday afternoon on the Harlem building's top floor, which was engulfed in flames as thick smoke billowed.

The Fire Department of New York says more than 200 firefighters were at the scene.

Seven firefighters, a police officer and one other person have suffered minor injuries.

The American Red Cross has opened a reception area in the neighborhood to assist families left homeless by the fire.

A Red Cross spokeswoman says 22 families have been put up in hotels.

 

In this image taken from video provided by WABC, firefighters battle a large fire on the top floor of an apartment building in New York City's Harlem neighborhood. The Fire Department of New York says over 200 firefighters are at the scene.  (WABC via AP)
In this image taken from video provided by WABC, firefighters battle a large fire on the top floor of an apartment building in New York City's Harlem neighborhood. The Fire Department of New York says over 200 firefighters are at the scene. (WABC via AP)
Firefighters battle a large fire on the top floors of an apartment building in New York City's Harlem neighborhood, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Firefighters battle a large fire on the top floors of an apartment building in New York City's Harlem neighborhood, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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