Ten people, mostly firefighters, suffered minor injuries as a five-alarm fire tore through the top floor and roof of an apartment building overnight in Hamilton Heights.
The fire started at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, when most people who live there were fast asleep, CBS2's Christina Fan reported.
Firefighters spent hours battling heavy flames on top of the six-story apartment complex on West 141st Street and Broadway. Families grabbed what they could before making a quick escape.
"We have a sound machine on when we sleep and so it wasn't until like 20 minutes after everything started. I smelled smoke and I opened the door and saw firefighters running down our hallway, and I got my husband up and got our cats into their carriers, and got our backpacks on and got out," one woman said.