At least 31 people have been seriously injured in a five-alarm fire in the Bronx multi-storey apartment building on Sunday morning.
“About 200 FDNY members are working on a 5-alarm fire at 333 East 181st Street in the Bronx. Currently, there are 31 serious injuries to civilians,” the New York City Fire Department tweeted Sunday.
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“We anticipate a number of casualties,” FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Said in a press conference.
About 60 people were injured. The injured included children.
“The smoke conditions in this building are unprecedented,” Negro added.
Authorities said smoke inhalation was the cause of the injuries and no one was burned.
The fire was found on the second and third floor of the building at the Duplex Apartment in the Tremont section of the Bronx. The New York Times reported. The fire appeared just before 11am
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