Firefighter Seriously Hurt Battling Upper East Side Blaze

Two other firefighters and two civilians suffered minor injuries

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    An NBC 4 New York viewer sent in this raw video of smoke billowing from the roof as firefighters battled a blaze that consumed an Upper East Side building Thursday morning. (Published Thursday, Jun 14, 2012)

    A firefighter is hospitalized in serious condition after battling a blaze on the Upper East Side, authorities say.

    Two other firefighters and two civilians suffered minor injuries in the fire early Thursday.

    More than 100 firefighters responded to the second-alarm blaze that erupted at a five-story building on 88th Street. The blaze started in the basement and quickly spread to the top floor, officials said.

    It was brought under control by 7 a.m. Two other firefighters and two civilians suffered minor injuries.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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