4-Year-Old, Teen Critically Hurt in Bronx High-Rise Fire; 11 Others Injured: NYPD - NBC New York

4-Year-Old, Teen Critically Hurt in Bronx High-Rise Fire; 11 Others Injured: NYPD

The fire broke out at the building on Garden Street, in the Belmont section of the Bronx, around 2 a.m. Sunday, police say

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    2 Critically Injured in Bronx High-Rise Fire

    A fire in a high-rise building injured more than a dozen people, including two who are in critical condition. Ken Buffa reports.

    (Published Sunday, June 9, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A fire broke out at a high-rise building on Garden Street in Belmont around 2 a.m. Sunday, law enforcement sources said

    • A 4-year-old and a 19-year-old were critically hurt; 11 other people suffered minor injuries, according to the sources

    • Fire officials believe the blaze may have started in a trash compactor. The cause of the fire is under investigation

    A 4-year-old and a teenager were critically hurt and 11 other people suffered minor injuries early Sunday when a fire tore through a high-rise building in the Bronx, police said.

    The fire broke out at the building on Garden Street, between Prospect and Crotona avenues, in Belmont around 2 a.m., the NYPD said. 

    The 4-year-old and a 19-year-old were severely burned, police said. 

    Eleven other people suffered minor injuries, according to police. 

    Fire officials believe the blaze may have started in a trash compactor.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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