UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Three people were hospitalized early Tuesday after flames ripped through an apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, according to authorities.
The FDNY said the call came in just before 1:30 a.m. for a fire on the third floor of the six-story residential building, located on the southwest corner of East 78th Street and Second Avenue.
Just over 100 firefighters from 25 units responded to battle the two-alarm blaze, fire officials said.
According to the FDNY, three people were sent to an area hospital with injuries, including one victim with what officials described as potentially life-threatening injuries.
The fire was put under control just after 3 a.m., according to the FDNY on Twitter.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.