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Firefighter injured, 2 dogs killed in Kips Bay apartment fire

Posted at 5:45 PM, Dec 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-26 22:25:56-05

KIPS BAY, Manhattan — Two dogs were killed and a firefighter injured in a fast-moving fire in Kips Bay Monday evening.

The fire broke out around 5:30 p.m., in a three-story building located at 122 Lexington Ave.  It quickly grew to a second-alarm fire.

Flames could be seen shooting from the roof into the sky over Kips Bay.

In a video uploaded to Periscope, debris could be seen falling from the burning roof.

By 6:20 p.m., firefighters had contained the blaze.

Sources say one firefighter was injured and two dogs were killed.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

This is a developing story, check back for updated information.