CONCOURSE VILLAGE, the Bronx — An early morning Bronx apartment fire left one woman dead and at least 11 others injured early Wednesday, according to the FDNY.
A firefighter suffering minor injuries and two civilians left in critical condition were among those injured, FDNY officials said.
Fire officials said a call came in just before 5 a.m. for a fire on the second floor of a six-story building on Park Avenue near East 161st Street in the Concourse Village section of the borough.
The FDNY said 130 firefighters from over 30 units responded to battle the blaze.
A 91-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the hospital after being rescued unconscious and in critical condition, authorities said.
At least 11 civilians and a firefighter were injured, according to the FDNY. The critically injured victims were ages 80 and 54.
Video from the Citizen App showed large flames shooting from the roof of the building.
According to the Red Cross, the fire forced at least 20 households from their homes.
“So far, the Red Cross is assisting five families with temporary housing, emergency financial assistance and other support,” the organization told PIX11.
Any families impacted by the fire can call (877) RED CROSS to connect with a Red Cross caseworker.
The fire appeared to be out as of 7:15 a.m., however it was not immediately clear when it was officially extinguished.
Wednesday evening, officials told PIX11 the fire was started by an electric scooter being charged in a kitchen in one of the units.
It was a difficult fire to put out, in part because a vehicle was illegally parked in front of a fire hydrant, officials said.
Correction: The neighborhood of the incident has been updated