A MASSIVE fire has broken out at an apartment building in Manhattan, New York.
At least 100 firefighters are battling the blaze that sent large plumes of dark smoke across the city from where it started in Hamilton Heights.
The fire started just after 3pm local time inside a six-storey building at 565 W. 144th St. near Broadway, quickly spreading to four alarms.
The building is both residential and retail. The fire is on the top floor of the building.
Witnesses say sections of the building’s facade are falling to the street below.
Police are urging pedestrians to stay away from the area and local residents must close their windows.