Eight FDNY Firefighters Injured in Bronx Fire

July 6, 2021
Roughly 140 firefighters faced the three-alarm fire that broke out on an apartment building's sixth floor and sent at least eight first responders to the hospital.

At least eight FDNY firefighters were injured battling a three-alarm residential fire Tuesday.

The fire broke out at about noon at an apartment building in the Bronx, with the flames reportedly starting on the sixth floor of the structure, News 12 Bronx reports. Roughly 140 firefighters responded to the call, which was raised to three alarms just before 1 p.m., WNBC-TV reports.

Eight firefighters suffered injuries during the fire, according to News 12. Two firefighters were taken to the hospital for burns, while six were transported for heat exhaustion. Early reports had said two firefighters suffered serious injuries. 

The fire destroyed three apartments, and as many as 20 units sustained water and smoke damage. No civilians were immediately reported injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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