SOUNDVIEW, the Bronx – Crews battled a 5-alarm fire at a building in the Bronx Sunday afternoon.
The fire broke out Sunday afternoon at 1486 Watson Avenue. It erupted around 2:30 p.m.
FDNY said the fire started on the top floor. Firefighters splashed water in through the roof to get the blaze fully under control.
They got there in under five minutes and were immediately met with a wall of smoke.
There was a fire in the building on Friday and a hole was cut in the roof because of that. The hole allowed Sunday's fire to quickly spread.
Many families in the building will be displaced for the night.
"The whole place was just covered in smoke," said one building resident.
It took 50 units to knock down the fire. Fire marshals are looking into the cause of Sunday's fire. Friday's fire was caused by an electrical cord.
Two people received minor injuries.
Commuters were advised to expect delays and avoid smoke.