MORRISANIA, the Bronx (PIX11) — A firefighter suffered minor burns when a three-alarm fire broke out in the basement of a Bronx home Monday morning, officials said.

Firefighters were called to a three-story home on Freeman Street in Morrisania at around 11 a.m., according to the FDNY. Video from the scene showed heavy smoke and flames were seen coming from the top of the home.

The FDNY tried to subdue the flames from inside the home but were forced out because the structure was unstable, according to fire officials at the scene. At one point, a witness told PIX11 News there were flames on the ladders.

“Units had a tough interior attack and due to structural stability concerns and volume of fire, we had to pull the units out of the building and resort to an exterior attack,” FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief John Sarrocco said.

No civilian injuries were reported, officials said. The firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

About 135 firefighters and emergency personnel responded to the scene. The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

A woman who lives next door was sleeping when the fire started. She said her daughter saw the smoke and woke her up. The family rushed out to safety.

On Sunday, one person died and two others were injured when a fire broke out in a building near Evergreen Avenue near Westchester Avenue in Soundview.