Bronx, NY (May 8, 2020) – An early morning fire at a Bronx apartment building resulted in the injuries of two people on Friday, May 8th. The incident was reported at around 1:00 a.m. on Sedgwick Avenue.
According to authorities, the flames broke out on the fourth floor of the six-story building and quickly spread to the top. First responders arrived at the scene where they assisted two victims and transported one to a nearby hospital.
All injuries were reported as non-life threatening. The cause of this incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Residential Fires in New York
Throughout New York, authorities confirmed that deaths caused by fires have increased by approximately 50% from 2016 to 2017. In fact, reports show that at least 73 civilian fatalities were the direct consequences of residential fires in New York during the aforesaid span. Following such a difficult and overwhelming occurrence, it is imperative for those affected to hold careless or blatantly criminal parties liable for their actions.
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