8 FDNY firefighters injured in fatal 3-alarm blaze

Officials said the fire spread upward from the fourth floor of a five-story apartment building


By Laura French

NEW YORK — Eight FDNY firefighters were injured battling a fatal blaze at a Bronx apartment building Tuesday. 

Officials said the three-alarm fire began on the fourth floor of the five-story building and then spread upward through the walls, according to the New York Daily News. A 52-year-old man was found dead by firefighters in a fifth-floor apartment.

"We responded in about three and a half minutes. Units found heavy fire on two floors of the building. We also had fire extension onto the cockloft, which is a space between the roof and the top floor," FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief John Sarrocco said in a statement from the scene. "Units stretched lines, had an interior attack, and put the fire out." 

Eight firefighters were hospitalized with minor injuries, according to 1010 WINS. Crews brought the fire under control within an hour. 

 

“We responded in about three and a half minutes. Units found heavy fire on two floors of the building. We also had fire...

Posted by New York City Fire Department (FDNY) on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

 

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