EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) — A four-alarm fire burned through several stores in East Harlem early Monday.

The fire appears to have started at the Exodus Transitional Community Center on Third Avenue just before 12:45 a.m.

It may have spread to the furniture store as well.

The flames grew to a fourth alarm before firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control, about three hours later.

Two people – a civilian and a firefighter – were treated for minor injuries.

The reason is being investigated.

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