Massive NYC blaze injures five people in the Bronx
A five-alarm blaze ripped through a six-story apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday evening, injuring five people, including one firefighter. The fire started on the top floor of the building at 1420 Noble Ave. in Soundview just after 7 p.m. and it took nearly five hours for firefighters to bring it under control. According to the FDNY, firefighters quickly arrived at the scene and began fighting the flames from inside the building. However, due to the severity of the fire, a part of the roof caved in, forcing firefighters to continue their battle from outside the building.
FDNY Chief of Operations John Esposito reported that the fire was “too much fire” and resulted in partial ceiling and roof collapses. Despite withdrawing their units, firefighters continued to use five tower ladders to put out the fire. Four civilians and one firefighter were injured in the blaze, with one civilian and one firefighter taken to the hospital and the other three treated at the scene. All five suffered minor injuries.
In total, 44 units with nearly 200 firefighters responded to the scene, containing the fire to one section of the building. Bystanders watched as firefighters battled the blaze into the late evening. Finally, the crews were successful in bringing the fire under control around 11:30 p.m.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. It’s unclear how many residents have been displaced, but the Red Cross has set up a service center for those impacted by the fire and assisted them in finding shelter for the night.
Q: How many people were injured in the fire?
A: Five people were injured in the fire, including one firefighter.
Q: How long did it take for firefighters to bring the fire under control?
A: It took nearly five hours for firefighters to bring the fire under control.
Q: Has the cause of the fire been determined?
A: The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Q: How many units are in the apartment building?
A: The building has 79 units.
Q: Are all residents displaced?
A: It’s unclear how many residents have been displaced. The Red Cross has set up a service center for those impacted.
Bronx fire leaves 5 individuals injured as it rages through New York City
A raging fire that erupted on Sunday evening in a six-story apartment building in the Bronx has left five people injured, including one firefighter. The ordeal began just after 7 p.m. when flames swept through the top floor of the Noble Ave. building. It took nearly five hours and 44 firefighting units, with close to 200 firefighters, to bring the inferno under control. As evidence of the scale of the blaze, firefighters had to move their battle outside after part of the roof collapsed. FDNY Chief of Operations John Esposito said, “It turned out to be too much fire. We had partial ceiling and partial roof collapses” adding that “The fire is still not under control.” Of the five people who were injured, one smoke-eater and a civilian were taken to the hospital, and the remaining three victims were treated at the scene. The cause of the fire remains unknown, and its investigation continues. The Red Cross has set up a service center to provide assistance to the residents of the heavily impacted building.