5 Injured in East Village Blaze

About 140 firefighters battled the blaze on the first and second floors of the six-story building..

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012  |  Updated 6:42 AM EDT
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Five people suffered minor injuries in an overnight fire that displaced dozens in the East Village.      

Fire officials say the fire erupted at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at a six-story apartment building on East Second Street.      

About 140 firefighters battled the blaze on the first and second floors. They managed to contain the flames by about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.      

Two firefighters and three civilians were treated for minor injuries.

The Red Cross is assisting on the scene, giving aid to the roughly 30 adults and four children who were displaced by the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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