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5 Injured In Chelsea Apartment Fire

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) –  Officials say five people, including three firefighters, were injured in a two-alarm apartment fire Monday night in Manhattan.

Fireman Hugh Giffords of the New York Fire Department says crews responded to the fire at the six-story brick building on 21st Street in Chelsea around 11 p.m.

Giffords say three firefighters suffered minor injuries.

He says two civilians were taken to the hospital. One was hospitalized in serious condition and the other was treated for smoke inhalation.

Giffords says five people at the scene refused medical treatment.

The blaze, which officials say started on the fourth floor, was brought under control at 11:55 p.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The extent of the damage wasn’t immediately known.

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