THE BRONX — Nearly a dozen firefighters were injured battling a blaze at a Bronx furniture store on Sunday.
The four-alarm fire at 34 West Burnside Avenue broke out around 3 p.m., official said. It was under control by around 5 p.m.
Flames were found in both the cellar and the first floor.
Emergency medical services treated 11 firefighters. None of the injuries were life threatening.
There was a “significant volume of fire” when firefighters arrived on scene, Assistant Chief Joseph Jardin said. It was a labor intensive and time consuming operation to handle the blaze.
The heat and humidity made fighting the fire even worse, Jardin said.