Firefighter hurt battling Upper East Side blaze

August 21, 2012 7:52:22 AM PDT
A New York City firefighter is in stable condition after being injured while battling a huge fire on the Upper East Side Tuesday morning.

The blaze broke out on the second and third floors of a building on Lexington Avenue and East 62nd Street around 7:30 a.m.

EMS says firefighters were trying to extinguish the flames when one of them placed a mayday call at 8:45.

The firefighter was rushed to Cornell Hospital, where he was awake and alert.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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