More than a dozen displaced after fire rips through 3 Bronx apartments

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CROTONA PARK EAST, The Bronx — More than a dozen residents are displaced and one firefighter is hurt after flames ripped through a row of buildings in the Bronx Tuesday morning.

FDNY said the fire started about 4 a.m. Monday inside a rear garage and quickly spread to three neighboring buildings. It does not appear suspicion at this time, the fire marshal told PIX11 News.

A firefighter was sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation, according to the FDNY.

Officials said 16 people were left homeless by the fire at 1538 Bryant Ave. They say neighbors, whose building sustained some fire exposure, will be let back in to their homes.

Department of Buildings will have to survey the third building that had exposure before determining if residents will be allowed back in.