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People trapped inside as fire blazes at 500 West 43rd Street

By Business Insider | January 05, 2014 02:00PM

A building at 500 West 43rd Street in Manhattan is reportedly on fire. ABC 7 reports that over 100 firefighters are now at the scene, and there are reports that two people have been critically injured.

The New York Fire Department says that the fire is now under control.

Pictures tweeted from outside the scene appear to show the fire on a lower floor:

Manhattan: FDNY Box #0798, 500 West 43 St. 10-77 All hands fire out the windows on 20 floor of a 36 story high rise.

— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) January 5, 2014

Crazier still, however, are the tweets of Mickey Atwal, who said he’s a resident of the building but stuck on the 26th floor with his wife and young child as the stairways are too full of smoke.

Stuck on building on 26 floor. Building on fire.

— Mickey Atwal (@MickeyAtwal) January 5, 2014