Toaster caused 7-alarm fire that injured 17 in Manhattan building | ABC News

Heavy smoke and flames could be seen at 775 Riverside Drive from across the Hudson River in New Jersey. (Photo/Richie Nussbaum)

Heavy smoke and flames could be seen at 775 Riverside Drive from across the Hudson River in New Jersey. (Photo/Richie Nussbaum)

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — 17 people were hurt and 60 people displaced in a seven-alarm fire that was apparently caused by a toaster.

The flames broke out on the second floor of the six-story residential building at 775 Riverside Drive, near West 156th Street, in Washington Heights Monday afternoon. The fire reached the roof, sending plumes of dark smoke billowing into the sky.

Read more: Toaster caused 7-alarm fire that injured 17 in Manhattan building | ABC News

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