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5 Firefighters Injured in Upper East Side Blaze: FDNY

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    Less than 24 hours after a massive fire caused by an explosion injured 19 in the East Village, five firefighters were injured battling a large blaze at an Upper East Side apartment building.

    The fire started just after 1 a.m. Friday on the sixth floor of 343 East 66th Street, between First and Second Avenues, according to the FDNY.

    Authorities say the injuries to firefighters were minor. No civilian injuries were reported.

    The fire was under control shortly after 3:30 a.m.

    5 Firefighters Injured in Upper East Side Fire: FDNY

    [NY] 5 Firefighters Injured in Upper East Side Fire: FDNY
    The FDNY says five firefighters sustained minor injuries battling a fire at an Upper East Side apartment building. Video courtesy Tricia Culligan.
    (Published Friday, March 27, 2015)

    A resident living in the building said that about 60 people lived in the six-story building. None were injured, as far as she knew.

    Several residents living nearby captured images of the blaze on social media. 

     

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