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The first photo studio in Manhattan is in flames.
The owner of the building says it’s too late to save it, but firefighters are on the way.ABC News’ Mike Levine reports.
Video from the scene shows smoke rising from the building after the fire broke out around 9:30 p.m.
Thursday in the area of 35th and Broadway.
The owners of the photo studio are still trying to determine whether the building is salvageable and whether the owner of it will pay for it.
Firefighters are trying to extinguish the fire in the photo-making studio, located at 35th Avenue and Broadway in the Manhattan borough of New York City.ABC affiliate WCBS 880 reports that crews were called to the building for a report of smoke coming from the roof.
The fire spread quickly, and the fire department said it could take days to put out the blaze.
The building was on fire because of a leak in the ceiling, which caused the roof to collapse and spread the fire.
The photographer, a 24-year-old named Alex Dominguez, is in critical condition.
The building was built in 1997 and is one of the few remaining photo studios in the city.
The apartment complex where Domingez lives is one that is typically used by the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Rihana, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and other pop stars.ABC’s Jeff Foust reports.
The NYPD has not released any details about the building’s contents, but the building was listed on the real estate listing website Realtor.com for $5 million.
The listing shows the building has three apartments, two full bathrooms, a walk-in refrigerator and a basement laundry facility.ABC New York’s Mike Levine and WCBS-880’s David McDonough contributed to this report.