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Fire burns through Upper East Side high rise

November 20, 2011 1:38:36 PM PST
A woman is in the hospital this morning after a fire in an Upper East Side high rise.

Officials say the fire broke out at about 5 a.m. Sunday on the 8th floor of an 18 story building located at the corner of East 76th Street and First Avenue.

Firefighters had the fire under control shortly before 6 a.m.

No word on the condition of the woman.

No one else was hurt and the cause is unknown.

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