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10 injured after fire tears through Bronx apartment building: officials

Posted at 9:51 PM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-05 09:11:19-04

THE BRONX — Ten people, including firefighters, were injured when a fire broke out at an apartment building in the Mt. Eden section of the Bronx Friday night.

Photo via Citizen app

Authorities responded to the blaze on the top floor and roof of a six-story building on Grand Concourse near Rockwood Street around 8:30 p.m.

Firefighters were seen carrying hoses up six flights of stairs.

Video from Citizen App shows heavy flames coming from the roof of a building.

According to fire officials, nine firefighters and one civilian sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

By midnight, firefighters were still operating and opening up hot spots to make sure the fire was fully extinguished.

Firefighters deemed the blaze accidental — caused by an electrical issue. Smoke alarms were present and operating.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with the number of injuries reported.