Five people were injured, one of them seriously, after a fire tore through an apartment building in the Bronx Monday evening, the FDNY said.
The fire erupted in the bedroom of a third floor apartment at 2922 Barnes Ave. in Allerton around 8:15 p.m.
By the time firefighters arrived, flames had taken over the apartment’s bedroom and spread to another room, causing heavy smoke to fill the hallway and stairs. Flames were shooting out the windows of the bedroom and the adjacent room.
Firefighters forced the door of the apartment down and found a 62-year-old woman passed out in the hallway, just feet from the flames in the bedroom, FDNY Deputy Chief Ronald Werner said.
“She was lying on the ground unconscious when they found her,” Werner said.
The woman suffered burns to her face, body and legs. She was rushed to Jacobi Hospital, where she was listed in serious condition.
Four other people, including three firefighters, were injured in the blaze. All of them suffered minor injuries. They were also taken to Jacobi Hospital.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.