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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

SIX-ALARMS IN THE BRONX, 975 Walton Ave 07.18.2012

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Just after midnight, the FDNY responded to a fire at 975 Walton Ave at a landmark Bronx apartment building near Yankee Stadium. The fire was initially a two-alarm fire but grew to six alarms right before 4 a.m. The FDNY had it under control by then, too, with 200 firefighters responding. Twenty-eight firefighters in total were injured, as were two civilians. None of the injuries were considered serious.

The fire was in the fifth and sixth floors as well as the cockloft. Fire chief Edward Kilduff explained, "By the time we stretch lines up to the sixth floor rear of this building, we probably stretched 200 feet of hoseline. That in itself is an exhaustive task. Then to move in and start putting out the fire just compounds the challenge." A wall also partially collapsed.

Dozens injured in Bronx building fire - New York News | New York Breaking News | NYC Headlines

30 hurt as huge fire tears through apartment building in the Bronx |

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.)

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