NY 1 - September 07, 2007A three-alarm fire in a commercial building blocks from the World Trade Center site is under control, but local residents who came home from work this evening to find smoke pouring from another building are still shaken up.
More than 100 firefighters were sent downtown to battle the blaze that broke out just after 3 p.m.
The fire was at an eight-story factory located just down the block from the former Deutsche Bank building, where a fire last month claimed the lives of two firefighters.
The factory was also under demolition. Officials say the fire broke out in an elevator shaft near the first and second floors. The building was undergoing asbestos abatement.
City and environmental officials are conducting air testing.
Residents in the neighborhood say the recent fires have them concerned for their safety.
"I live in this neighborhood and I hope they take precautions because this is an area that is growing a lot," said one local resident.
"But of course, the first thing is 9/11 that comes to mind," said another. "But, on the other hand, there are fires all over New York all the time."
Two firefighters received minor injuries while fighting the blaze.