Flames rip through Mott Haven building
An early morning fire tore though an apartment building in Mott Haven Thursday, forcing dozens of tenants into the street.
According to fire officials, the fire started at around 4 a.m. in the kitchen of a third-floor apartment inside the housing complex at 597 East 138th St.
The fire then spread, completely destroying the third, fourth and fifth floors of the six-story building.
One resident says if it were not for the barking of her neighbor's dog, people may not have made it out alive.