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Upper East Side blaze breaks out hours after East Village explosion

A fire broke out at 343 East 66th

A fire broke out at 343 East 66th St. at 1:30 a.m. on Friday, the FDNY said. Photo Credit: Instagram / jimfenzel

Firefighters battled a blaze on the Upper East Side early Friday morning, just hours after an explosion leveled a building in the East Village.

There were no injuries in the fire at 343 East 66th Street, FDNY said. The fire broke out on the fifth floor of a five-story building at 1:30 a.m., and the FDNY said it did not appear to be suspicious. It was under control by 3 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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