3 firefighters injured after store signs come crashing down at scene of Washington Heights fire

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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — Three firefighters were injured after two giant store signs came crashing down at the scene of a fire in Washington Heights.

Flames broke out at 1281 St Nicholas Ave. near 174th Street just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The firefighters had just finished putting out a fire that swept through the stores – a snack shop and a beauty salon.

Dozens of EMS rushed to help the firefighters, who were brought to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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