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Fires Near Midtown Tunnel Cause Traffic Jam

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There's no word on yet what caused a fire in Manhattan that spread to a building next door.

According to the New York City Fire Department, two buildings on 35th Street and Second Avenue caught fire around 11 a.m. Friday.

Officials said the flames broke out in a shed behind a ground floor restaurant.

"I'm not sure what time exactly, but there was, like, a shake-rattle that lasted for, like, 20, 30 seconds. Like, the entire building was kind of shaking, and I thought that there was an accident on the corner, so I checked out, and I checked in the hall, and there was smoke just all in 645 here," said one person at the scene.

Residents evacuated both buildings before firefighters were on scene.

Officials say nine firefighters and one other person received minor injuries.

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