Fire rips through Bronx building, injuring at least 16, including children

Fire rips through Bronx building, injuring at least 16, including children

Fire rips through Bronx building, injuring at least 16, including children

More than 20 people were injured Tuesday morning when a seven-alarm fire struck an apartment building in the Bronx, a Fire Department of NY spokesman said.

The Fire Department of NY says 23 people, including a firefighter, are hurt following a Bronx blaze.

Flames and smoke could be seen pouring from the building.

WABC-TV reports there are 12 apartments in the building, but the blaze appears to have started in a first-floor furniture store.

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said firefighters arrived in less than 4 minutes and helped rescue tenants.

Adults and children fled from the three stories of apartments above, including a man who ran outside with no shirt and no shoes.


Firefighters are battling a stubborn six-alarm fire at a building in the Bronx. "Now 16 non life-threatening injuries have been reported", read a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the department.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

At least 23 people are injured in a fire that breaks out in a building in the Bronx, New York City, on January 2, 2018.

Five hours later, the fire crews were still fighting to control the blaze on the Bronx's Commonwealth Avenue.

All of the residents of the building were believed to have been evacuated.

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