Bronx Furniture Store Catches On Fire


At least 22 people - including nine children - were injured Tuesday in a seven-alarm fire in New York City, officials said. Local media said the fire broke out in a furniture factory on the ground floor of the building.

Firefighters work to contain a fire in the Bronx section of New York, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said firefighters arrived in less than 4 minutes and helped rescue tenants. Video from the scene showed flames and smoke pouring from the building.

Adults and children fled from the three stories of apartments above, including a man who ran outside with no shirt and no shoes.

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A huge fire engulfed a Bronx apartment building overnight. None of the injuries are life-threatening, officials said. The cause of the fire is unknown. The blaze began at about 5:30 1547 Commonwealth the Van Nest neighborhood of the Bronx.

FDNY said 200 firefighters fought the blaze and cold weather made it hard.

The massive fire comes less than a week after another fire, caused by a child playing with a stove, killed at least 12 people, including several children.

"Praying for a swift recovery for all those injured", Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.