10 Injured In Massive Bronx Apartment Building Fire

WCBS 880 Newsroom
October 05, 2019 - 11:57 am
Bronx fire



NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A raging fire tore through an apartment building in the Bronx on Friday night, injuring at least 10 people, including nine firefighters.

The FDNY says more than 200 firefighters responded as the inferno quickly went to five alarms around 8 p.m.

The fire broke out on the top floor of a six-story building near Rockwood Street and the Grand Concourse in Mount Eden.

Felicia Gibbs told CBS2 that she and her husband were going to sleep when they noticed something was wrong.

“We were in the fifth floor apartment in bed, getting ready for the night, and we just smelled the smoke and came out,” she said. “We see that the roof is on fire.”

A resident and nine firefighters were injured; none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

The FDNY believes that the cause of the fire is electrical.

It’s unclear how many people were displaced by the fire.