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UPDATE: 2 critically injured in Lexington Avenue house fire

October 23, 2018 04:19 PM

Investigators are looking into who or what started a house fire, critically injuring two people.

A 23-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman needed to be pulled from the burning home on Lexington Avenue on Sunday. 

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One victim had to be rescued through the roof of the home.

The flames started in the second floor of this three-family home. 

Firefighters responded around 7:15 a.m.

News10NBC spoke with a neighbor who described the chaos. 

"It's terrifying," Jessica Ferguson said. "It really is terrifying and I wasn't sure where it was coming from, if it was coming from underneath me or where it was."

Both victims were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital and remain in critical condition. 

 A dog was also rescued from the home.

The Arson Task Force is investigating.     

News10NBC will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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