Survivors of devastating Bronx fire allowed to return to building

Survivors of devastating Bronx fire allowed to return to building

At least 22 people were injured in a seven-alarm fire in the Bronx Tuesday, according to fire officials.

"None of [the wounded] suffered serious or life-threatening injuries.they will all be okay", Nigro said. The others were described as minor.

The flames broke out after 5am (9pm AEDT) in the Van Nest area of the Bronx in a building that houses a furniture store on the first floor and apartments on the upper floors.

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At least twelve people are hurt from the fire.

Barely four minutes after the emergency call, around 200 firefighters arrived in three dozen vehicles at 5.30am at a three-floor, red-brick building close to the Bronx Zoo.

The cause of the fire is not immediately known. There were numerous injuries reported from the morning fire which took over 200 firefighters to control.

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The four-story building is home to a commercial furniture store and apartment units.

Five hours later, the fire crews were still fighting to control the blaze on the Bronx's Commonwealth Avenue.

"I woke up my husband, my kids and said listen there's a fire in the building", she told WABC.

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The mayor said a child playing with a stove apparently touched off last week's blaze.

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