At least 16 hurt in 7-alarm fire in the Bronx

Marie Harrington
January 3, 2018

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firemen work at an apartment building in the Bronx.

At least one firefighter was injured along with several adults and nine children, who all suffered minor injuries as a result of the fire, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro says.

At least 22 people were injured in a seven-alarm fire in the Bronx Tuesday, according to fire officials.

It was also reported that at least 150 firefighters were battling the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Barely four minutes after the emergency call, around 200 firefighters arrived in three dozen vehicles at 5:30am (1030 GMT) at a three-floor, red-brick building close to the Bronx Zoo.

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The latest blaze came less than a week after another fire in the Bronx killed 12 people.

The fire is believed to have started in the Beverly Hills Furniture store on the street level of the four-floor building.

Another resident escaped with her two children and their dog.

NY mayor Bill de Blasio described the incident as "the worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in a quarter century".

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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