Firefighter Seriously Hurt Battling Upper East Side Blaze

Two other firefighters and two civilians suffered minor injuries

Thursday, Jun 14, 2012  |  Updated 11:39 AM EDT
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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.

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.

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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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