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Five-alarm fire hits Chinatown restaurant

BY JEFFERSON SIEGEL | Shortly before midnight on Saturday, a fire broke out in the Dim Sum Palace restaurant in Chinatown. Within two hours the fire, which had spread to the building’s second floor and rear, reached five alarms — the highest-level alarm.

It took 170 firefighters six hours to bring the blaze under control. Five firefighters suffered minor injuries.

(Photo by © Jefferson Siegel)

On Sunday afternoon firefighters continued to pour water onto the roof of the building.

The 1913 structure at 6 Chatham Square has seven apartments above the ground-floor restaurant. No injuries were reported to any residents. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

(Photo by © Jefferson Siegel)

This was the second major Chinatown fire in the past few weeks. On April 15, an elderly woman and her adult son died in a fire on Mulberry Street. Two firefighters were injured in that blaze.

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