Father, 3 Young Children Injured in Bronx Apartment Fire

The two-alarm fire started after 3 a.m Saturday

Monday, Jun 11, 2012  |  Updated 10:03 AM EDT
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The heroic firefighters who rescued members of a family stuck behind a wall of smoke and flames in the Bronx recount their harrowing experience. Gus Rosendale reports.

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The heroic firefighters who rescued members of a family stuck behind a wall of smoke and flames in the Bronx recount their harrowing experience. Gus Rosendale reports.

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A Bronx man and his three small children were injured Saturday in an early morning fire at their Bronx apartment.
 
Fire officials said the two-alarm fire started at around 3 a.m on the top floor of a building on East 191 Street.

 
The children, who authorities say are all under 3 years old, suffered smoke inhalation and are now in stable condition.
 
The fire was so intense it melted parts of the firefighters' protective gear.
 
"It was very hot," said Chris O'Brien, one of the rescuers in FDNY's Ladder 56.
 
Three firefighters suffered minor injuries. The children's mother was also in the apartment, but was not treated for any injuries.
 
Officials are still investigating what started the fire.
 
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