Survivors of devastating Bronx fire allowed to return to building

03 January, 2018, 02:10 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • At least 9 injured in fire as fire burns through building in the Bronx

At least 23 people were injured Tuesday when fire raced through a Bronx flat - just five days after the 12 others died when the NY borough suffered the city's worst fire in 25 years.

"None of [the wounded] suffered serious or life-threatening injuries.they will all be okay", Nigro said. A firefighter was listed among the 19 people suffering minor injuries.

According to the reports, at least 16 people have been injured as the blaze continues to rage.

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

The displaced residents were placed on an MTA bus so they could keep warm while firefighters continued battling the blaze.

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The store is on the ground floor with apartments above.

The multi-storey building is situated on the corner of the Commonwealth and Bronx River avenues in Van Nest. The fire is believed to have started on a furniture store on the first floor.

More than 160 firefighters were dispatched to fight the massive blaze.

"Praying for a swift recovery for all those injured", Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.

Last Thursday, another fire at an apartment block close to the Bronx Zoo was started by a three-year-old boy who was playing with stove burners.

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