FORDHAM, the Bronx (PIX11) – A fire in the Bronx killed one person and sent three firefighters to the hospital Monday night, according to an FDNY spokesperson.
First responders received a call for a house fire on Bainbridge Avenue at 9:20 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they discovered two houses on fire and upgraded the fire to a second alarm, officials said.
The fire was upgraded to a third alarm at 9:40 p.m. Additional resources were called in and a total of 33 fire units and 138 firefighters helped to put out the blaze. FDNY members had the fire under control at 11:46 p.m.
One person was found dead at the scene, officials said. Three firefighters were transported to a hospital with minor injuries.
FDNY fire marshals are investigating the cause of the fire.
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