23 Hurt in 6-Alarm Fire in New York City

January 02, 2018 01:20 PM

Firefighters battled a six-alarm fire in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City early Tuesday morning.

The Fire Department of New York says 23 people, including a firefighter, were hurt.


Fire officials say they responded to the blaze at a four-story building near the Bronx Zoo in Van Nest at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

ABC affiliate WABC-TV reports there are twelve apartments in the building, but the blaze appears to have started in a furniture store on the first floor. Most of the injuries appear to be not life-threatening.

WNBC-TV reports at least 200 firefighters battled the fire.

The blaze comes only days after the deadliest residential fire to hit New York City in at least a quarter century swept through a Bronx apartment building, killing 12 people.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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