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2 people seriously hurt in fire at Upper West Side building

2 people seriously hurt in Manhattan fire
2 people seriously hurt in Manhattan fire 00:27

NEW YORK -- Two people were seriously hurt when a fire broke out Monday on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. 

The fire started around 6 a.m. on the second floor of a nine story building on Broadway near West 99th Street.

Chopper 2 flew over the scene as dozens of firefighters responded, along with a HAZMAT team. 

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First responders took two people to hospitals with life-threatening injuries. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but fire officials say they found a charred scooter inside. 

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