3 burned in apparent flash fire in Upper East Side elevator

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Friday, August 25, 2017

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Three people were burned in a flash fire inside an elevator on Manhattan's Upper East Side Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened in a building at East 96th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Officials said two men and a woman were all hurt in the incident - 2 of them are in serious condition.

Fire officials say workers were using flamable solvents to refinish the interior of the elevator when they suddenly ignited.

The incident is under investigation.