Fire Rips Through Floor Of Lower East Side High-Rise

Lower East Side Fire

A fire broke out Friday night in this high-rise on the Lower East Side. (Credit: Vine/Cory Everett/CBS 2)


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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A fire broke out Friday evening in a high-rise on the Lower East Side, and the raging flames were captured on camera.

The blaze broke out around 6:30 p.m. Friday in an 18th-floor of a building at First Avenue and East 2nd Street.

Numerous witnesses got their camera phones out.

The blaze was under control by just after 7 p.m. There were no injuries reported.

The cause and the extent of the damage were not immediately available.

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