200 Firefighters Respond to Bronx Fire

Bronx, NY- On Thursday, December 10th a massive blaze ripped through a Bronx neighborhood. It took 200 firefighters roughly three hours to control the fire.

According to authorities the fire started in a Bronx home and rapidly spread to surrounding homes. The fire claimed 9 houses and displaced 89 people.

FDNY Chief Ferrier attributes part of mass damage ensued in the fire to the fact the homes were constructed with wood frames:

“One of the problems with the wood frame buildings is that it’s purely combustible. So everything burns — the furniture burns, the structural members burn, the roofing burns.” 

The Red Cross is working with the residents unable to return to their homes. The Office of emergency management sent a warning to other residents urging them to close windows to avoid smoke inhalation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a fire contact a personal injury attorney today Depending on the cause of the fire and other variables you may be entitled to compensation. Click here to contact a lawyer, we are conveniently located in several office throughout the greater NYC area including Queens and Manhattan. 

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