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1 hurt when flames rip through Bronx apartment: FDNY

Bronx apartment fire
Posted at 9:11 AM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-20 09:17:37-05

SOUNDVIEW, the Bronx — One person was injured when a fire broke out in a Bronx apartment early Sunday, according to the FDNY.

Fire officials said units responded around 2:15 a.m. after reports of flames in an apartment on the seventh floor of an eight-story building at 1800 Story Ave. in the Soundview section.

Video from the Citizen App showed large flames shooting out two windows of the residence as crews worked to get a rescue ladder up to one of the windows.

Apartment Fire on Seventh Floor @CitizenApp

1800 Story Ave 2:16:43 AM EST

Authorities said 78 firefighters battled the blaze, which was officially placed under control just before 3 a.m.

The extent of the victim's injuries was not released.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.