Man dead, woman critically injured in Bronx apartment fire in Mount Hope

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Thursday, February 15, 2024
Man killed, woman injured in house fire in The Bronx
Sonia Rincon reports.

MOUNT HOPE, The Bronx (WABC) -- One person was killed and another was critically injured in a fire that broke out in the Bronx Thursday morning.

NewsCopter 7 was over the building on 176th Street at around 6:15 a.m.

Officials say the fire started on the first floor of the four-story building, before spreading to the other floors.

Authorities say a 50-year-old woman was pulled from the fire in critical condition. A man in his 30s or 40s was found inside the home and was pronounced dead.

A firefighter was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Fire crews attacked flames from the roof and used a long tower ladder to get it under control by 7:45 a.m.

Firefighters faced heavy clutter conditions in the home while battling flames.

The cause is under investigation


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