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Three injured in Lower Manhattan high-rise fire

February 23, 2012 3:28:37 PM PST
At least three people were injured in a high-rise fire in Lower Manhattan Thursday morning.

The fire broke out in an eighth floor apartment at the Alfred E. Smith Houses on Pearl Street just before 7:45 a.m.

One resident was taken down from the apartment on a tower ladder.

At least three people were hurt. None of the injuries were life threatening.

The cause of the fire was found to be an unattended candle.

The fire department activity backed up traffic on the nearby Brooklyn Bridge.

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