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10 Hurt When Inferno Rips Through New York City Block: FDNY

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    10 Hurt When Inferno Rips Through New York City Block: FDNY

    Ten people, including six firefighters, were hurt when a raging blaze tore through a residential block in New York City late Thursday, fire officials say. Michael George has more. (Published Friday, Dec. 11, 2015)

    Ten people, including six firefighters, were hurt when a raging blaze tore through a residential block in New York City late Thursday, fire officials say.

    The blaze broke out at an apartment building on Valentine Avenue in the Tremont section of the Bronx just before midnight, according to the FDNY. The fire swept through nine wood-frame buildings, forcing 89 residents out of their homes.

    More than 200 firefighters worked for hours to douse the flames, bringing the fire under control at about 3:30 a.m. Friday.

    None of the people who were hurt in the blaze suffered serious injuries.

    Nearly 90 people were left homeless as a result of the blaze.

    "I was so scared, I just run my kids out on the street, shoeless, with nothing, no sweater, nothing," said resident Giselle Marte.

    There was still heavy smoke in the area Friday morning, and officials have warned residents to keep their windows closed.

    It's not clear how many of the buildings were irreparably damaged. The Red Cross has placed 40 victims in temporary housing, while others plan on staying with relatives. 

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    "Two weeks before Christmas, no one wants to go through this during holiday time, so it's just a sad situation," said neighbor Crystal Perry.

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