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Midtown East Apartment Fire Leaves 5 Injured

Clutter In Apartment Hampered Firefighting Efforts
Generic fire (credit: Clip Art)

Generic fire (credit: Clip Art)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Five people were injured Wednesday when a fire broke out in Midtown East.

The fire broke out around 3:30 p.m. in a second-floor apartment in the high-rise building at 360 E. 57th St., near First Avenue, the FDNY told CBS 2.

The fire started in an apartment filled with clutter, hampering firefighting efforts, offiicals said.

A total of five people were injured in the fire. Two of the victims suffered serious injuries, while the other victims’ injuries were minor.

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