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Fire forces evacuations at Upper East Side high-rise

Saturday, March 09, 2013

A fire forced people out of their apartments at a high-rise on the Upper East Side this morning.

The fire at 2nd Avenue and 91st Street broke out just before 4:00 a.m. on the 12th floor of a 40-story building.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene, where they had to deal with heavy smoke.

13 people were treated at local hospitals.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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