Faulty wiring blamed in Bronx fire

July 19, 2012 1:09:57 PM PDT
Fauly wiring in a sixth floor ceiling is blamed for sparking a six-alarm fire that burned through a large apartment building in the Melrose section of the Bronx early Wednesday, officials said.

At least 33 firefighters suffered heat-related injuries battling the fire.

The six-alarm fire broke out shortly after midnight Wednesday at 975 Walton Ave. near Yankee Stadium.

More than 200 firefighters battled the blaze during a hot and humid night.

The blaze was brought under control just before 4 a.m.

None of the injured required hospitalization, but dozens of people were forced from their homes.

The Red Cross is providing food and emotional support at a local high school for affected residents. Emergency shelter will be provided to those needing it.

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