2 tenants critical, 2 firefighters recovering after 4-alarm fire

HUNTS POINT - Two tenants are in critical condition and two firefighters are recovering after a massive four-alarm fire in Hunts Point.

The fire broke out early this afternoon at 754 Manida St. and took 200 firefighters more than three hours to get under control.

Firefighters say the fire started in a fourth-floor apartment and then jumped to an adjacent home.

Fire officials report that two of the firefighters were electrocuted and are recovering in the Cornell Medical Burn Unit; 13 other firefighters were taken to Jacobi Medical Center.

The Red Cross and a missionary group helped those affected find housing, clothing and provided food.

Officials say they are investigating the cause of the fire.

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