Three people were arrested in connection to a huge fire in the Bronx that injured eight firefighters, officials said Sunday.
Two of the suspects admitted to having a "fireworks fight" shortly before the fire broke out, the FDNY said. The third is accused of buying the fireworks.
The fire spread to six apartment buildings shortly after it broke out Thursday afternoon. More than 160 firefighters responded to the smoky inferno at three two-and-a-half story homes on the 1100 block of Olmstead Avenue in Soundview, officials said.
Heavy flames and black smoke were billowing from the buildings, Chopper 4 video shows. The flames got so intense at one point that part of a roof collapsed.
Nabindranauth Nandalall, 23, of the Bronx, and Shivnarine Lauchman, 23, of the Bronx, are charged with fourth-degree arson, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, and illegal possession of fireworks. '
Alejandro Soler, 27, of the Bronx, is charged with illegal possession of fireworks. He's accused of buying the fireworks at a large retail store in Westchester.
It wasn't clear whether the three suspects had attorneys.