5 Firefighters, Baby Injured in 7-Alarm Fire at Bronx Apartment Building

August 7, 2019

Authorities say five firefighters and a baby were injured in a seven-alarm fire that tore through a Bronx building.

Fire officials say the fire early Monday at a five-story building in the Concourse Village section injured a 9-month-old child and six firefighters. None of the injuries was described as life threatening.

Fire Operations Chief Thomas Richardson told a news conference that the fire started in a grocery store on the ground level and quickly spread to the floors above.

The fire, first reported at 5:26 a.m., was declared under control at 8:33 a.m.

Richardson said 250 firefighters and emergency rescue workers responded to the blaze.

Richardson said the effort was aided by a drone that supplied video of the fire from above.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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