11 firefighters injured battling Bronx furniture store blaze

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Bronx furniture store fire

Bronx furniture store fire on June 27, 2021 (FDNY)

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.

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