3 firefighters injured battling fire at Bronx auto body shop: FDNY

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

TREMONT, the Bronx — Three firefighters were injured battling a blaze that broke out at a Bronx auto body shop Saturday afternoon.

Crews responded to a four-alarm fire on the first floor of a commercial building at 1875 Carter Ave. in Tremont shortly after 6 p.m., fire officials said.

Video from Citizen App shows thick, heavy smoke billowing from the tire shop that can be seen from blocks away.

The fire broke out as New York City deals with sweltering heat, with temperatures feeling as if they’re in the 100-degree range.

Despite the oppressive heat and humidity, firefighters contained the blaze, keeping it from spreading to nearby buildings.

“On arrival we had heavy fire,” said FDNY Assistant Chief Wayne Cartwright.

“This type of weather where we keep rotating firefighters to avoid heat stroke and heat exhaustion,”  he said.

About 190 firefighters responded to the scene.

Three firefighters suffered minor injuries, fire officials said. Two of them were initially listed in serious condition.

It was not immediately clear on whether or not the injuries were related to the extreme weather.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Bronx Videos

3 injured in Bronx hair salon floor collapse: FDNY

Families gather at tree lighting to remember murdered loved ones

Video: Men beat deliver worker with brick, tear his pants in Bronx robbery

Brownsville woman helps thousands of children through agency

Hundreds of Bronx NYCHA residents get free wi-fi, $11 laptops — and program is expanding

Bronx teen grateful to be alive as he celebrates 14th birthday days after being shot in neck

More Bronx

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Follow us on Facebook

Don't Miss