At Least 19 Critically Injured in Catastrophic Bronx Fire

The five-alarm fire occurred. in a 19-story building on E. 181st st. near Tiebolt Ave. in Fordham Heights, FDNY sources said.

Thomas Tracy

New York Daily News

(TNS)

At least 19 people were critically injured in a raging Bronx apartment building fire Sunday.

The victims are a mix of adults and children, FDNY sources said.

The five-alarm blaze broke out shortly before 11 p.m. in a 19-story building on E. 181st st. near Tiebolt Ave. in Fordham Heights, FDNY sources said.

Medics were treating at least 15 people with serious life-threatening injuries and five more with minor injuries, the sources said.

“They keep pulling people out,” an FDNY source said.

Over 40 people have been rescued from the burning building, FDNY sources said.

The building includes apartments converted into duplexes and has spaces hard to reach for firefighters.

“It’s a tough place to fight a fire” the FDNY source said.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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