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7 injured, including 4 firefighters, in large blaze at Bronx apartment building: authorities

Posted at 6:45 AM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 09:01:34-04

SOUNDVIEW, the Bronx — Seven people, including four firefighters, were injured when a blaze broke out at an apartment building in the Bronx early Friday morning, the FDNY said.

Fire officials said the call came in around 6:10 a.m. for a fire at the cockloft, or the space between the ceiling of the top floor and the building's roof, at a residential building at 1466 Watson Ave. in Soundview.

The FDNY confirmed the fire was under control in a tweet posted just before 8:30 a.m.

According to the FDNY, the blaze grew to a four-alarm fire around 6:50 a.m., after quickly moving from what was reported as a two-alarm fire around 6:20 a.m.

About 200 firefighters arrived at the scene to battle the blaze, authorities said.

Four firefighters and two civilians sustained minor injuries. A third civilian is "potentially unstable," according to Assistant EMS Chief Alvin Suriel.