At least 23 people were hurt, nine of
them children, as a seven-alarm fire swept through a multistory
building near the Bronx Zoo early Tuesday, drawing more than three dozen
fire units and 200 firefighters to help battle the flames.
5:30 a.m. fire broke out in a tin-roof furniture store, where the gates
were down, on Commonwealth Avenue in Van Nest and rapidly spread up to
apartments in the mixed-use building.
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Source: NBC News (via Empire Report New York)
Statement from Assembly Member Michael Blake, District 79