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12 injured, 1 seriously, in major Bronx building fire

Survivors of devastating Bronx fire allowed to return to building 12 injured, 1 seriously, in major Bronx building fire
Jay Anderson | 03 January, 2018, 02:09

A dozen people were injured in a seventh-alarm fire that burned through an apartment building in the Bronx Tuesday morning. Most of the injuries appear to be not life-threatening. The fire started in a furniture store on the first floor of the Commonwealth Avenue building just after 5:30 a.m. Flames spread through the four-story building and through the roof. The other victims suffered minor injuries.

Officials say firefighters cleared the building, and no people have been reported missing.

Another resident escaped with her two children and their dog. At least 200 firefighters responded to the blaze.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

There are twelve apartments in the building.




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

The 23 civilians - including nine children - and a firefighter were rushed to hospitals after the 7-alarm blaze, Nigro said.

De Blasio called it the "worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in at least a quarter century".

The mayor said a child playing with a stove apparently touched off last week's blaze.

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