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3 People Hurt In Upper East Side Elevator Fire

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Three people were injured Thursday when a fire broke out in a building across from Central Park on the Upper East Side.

The fire broke out around 4 p.m. at 1148 Fifth Ave., just south of 96th Street, according to the FDNY.

Two people were in serious condition, while a third suffered minor injuries, the FDNY said.

The FDNY said the injured people were elevator workers. A fire chief at the scene said the elevator was being finished with acetone and a flash fire occurred.

Two men and one woman suffered second-degree burns, the chief said.

All three injured victims were taken to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center for various burns, the FDNY said.

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