Fast-Moving Fire Tears Through Bronx Apartment Building

Published on May 11, 2018, 12:30 pm
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Firefighters battled a four-alarm fire at a building in Bronx Thursday night.

The fire broke out just before 8:30 p.m. in a six-story building on 673 East 140th Street in the Mott Haven section.

The fire began in an apartment on the sixth floor and quickly spread, shooting out of the roof. The fire ripped through multiple apartments.

Over 100 firefighters responded to the blaze. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

People in the building rushed to escape the flames, but no residents were injured.

Firefighters were putting water on hot spots late Thursday night.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers’ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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