Jennifer Millman

4-Alarm Blaze Devours Bronx Apartment Building, Shrouding Complex in Smoke

Four firefighters and three civilians were hurt in the fire

What to Know

  • A four-alarm blaze shrouded a Bronx apartment building in smoke early Friday; nearly 150 firefighters converged on the scene
  • The fire broke out around 6:10 a.m. Friday at a multi-story apartment building on Watson Avenue in Soundview
  • Seven people were hurt, including four firefighters; the most seriously injured victim was a civilian, fire officials said

Seven people were hurt, one of them seriously, when a four-alarm blaze tore through an apartment building in the Bronx early Friday, fire officials say. 

The fire broke out at the Watson Avenue building in Soundview shortly after 6 a.m. and quickly escalated to four alarms, with nearly 150 firefighters converging on the scene.

Four firefighters were among the seven hurt, though the most serious injury was to a civilian. The others are expected to survive. Details on the nature of their injuries weren't immediately available.

A cause of the fire, which shrouded the entire building in smoke, is under investigation. It was under control about two hours after it broke out, the FDNY said.

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