The Hush Post: At least twelve people were injured after a fire broke out at a four-storey building in the Bronx Tuesday morning. More than 200 firefighters immediately responded to the blaze which started spreading soon after it broke out. It started on the first floor furniture store of 1547 Commonwealth Avenue on the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and East Tremont Avenue sometime in the early morning hours. Apartments are located above the first floor of the building. At least twelve people were hurt from the fire. Their injuries are believed to be non life-threatening. No reason has been attributed yet to the fire including a terror work.
Meanwhile, the fire brigade has asked the residents to close windows to escape asphyxiation and the traffic too has been asked to be delayed.
This fire comes just days after twelve people were killed in the one of the deadliest fires in the city in more than a quarter century. Last Thursday’s blaze was started by a small child playing with a stove on the first floor, according to Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro. The child’s mother heard him screaming and was able to escape the unit. However, according to Nigro, she left the apartment door open.