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Firefighters in New York City are battling a massive blaze in Manhattan's East Village. No injuries have been reported.
The blaze was discovered around 5:45pm Thursday local time. Thick plumes of smoke billowed up and were visible from blocks away.
The New York Fire Department says the fire was on the roof of the building and had possibly spread to an upper floor.
The area was blocked off as firefighters brought the blaze under control.
The building on Houston street is believed to be residential with a space for a business on the ground floor.