Fire on Upper East Side: 1 dead, 2 injured after flames shoot from building windows, police say

Manhattan

MANHATTAN, N.Y. — A fire on the Upper East Side in Manhattan left one man dead and two others injured, officials said Wednesday.

Firefighters were called to a four-story building on the corner of East 82nd Street and Second Avenue just after 8:30 a.m., fire and police officials said.

The fire quickly grew to three alarms. Nearly 140 fire personnel from 33 units responded to the scene and brought the blaze under control just before 10 a.m., according to the FDNY.

An 83-year-old man and an 81-year-old man were rushed to a hospital, police said. The 83-year-old man was pronounced dead and the 81-year-old man was listed in critical condition, according to police.

Authorities were withholding the identity of the man who died until his family could be notified.

A firefighter also suffered minor injuries, officials said.

The cause of the fire will be determined by the FDNY fire marshal. 

Editor’s note: Police initially misstated the age of the man who died.

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