Six alarm fires in a vacant East Village building on Saturday morning spread to a nearby high school church, causing enough damage to keep both structures uninhabited.
The fire broke out shortly before 5 am in the vacant building on East 7th Street.
It then spread to a nearby 19th-century church on Second Avenue; the roof was completely engulfed in flames at 6 o’clock in the morning
Nearly 200 firefighters were sent to the fire. Four firefighters suffered minor injuries as a result of the fire, FDNY Assistant Chief John Hodgens said Saturday morning.
Firefighters were still putting water on the fire around 9:30 a.m. as investigators worked to determine the cause.
The vacated corner building on East 7th Street and Second Avenue ̵
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the name of the church affected by the fire. This is the middle collegiate church on Second Avenue, not the Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. George on 7th Street.