Toddler, 7 Adults Hurt in Bronx Basement Blaze

Fire may have been intentionally set, authorities say

Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010  |  Updated 3:00 PM EDT
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Toddler, 7 Adults Hurt in Bronx Basement Blaze

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A toddler and seven adults were hurt in the blaze, which authorities say may have been intentionally set.

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A 2-year-old and a woman were rescued from a basement apartment during a Bronx fire that may have been deliberately set, authorities said.

They were among eight people, including three firefighters, hurt during the blaze at the two-story building.

FDNY Captain Joseph Principio from Ladder 58 said the fire was reported at about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday and was under control in about an hour.

The injured were taken to Jacobi Medical Center.

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