CROTONA PARK, The Bronx — Firefighters are on the scene of a blaze that ripped through a 6-story apartment building in the Bronx Monday evening.
The fire consumed several floors of one wing of 653 Crotona Park.
It happened just after 6 p.m. and grew to a 4th alarm around 7 p.m.
No injuries have been reported. Several families have been displaced.
The FDNY used a drone for the first time to help assist with the fire. The department has had the drone for more than half a year but deployed it for the first time.
When the roof of the building began to fail, the drone gave firefighters a good visual and helped them make decision about the fire.
"Being able to get a picture as well as verbal reports give us the ability to make a better decision at the Command Post because it's difficult to understand even with the best report," said the FDNY in a Facebook post. "Seeing it is helpful."