22 injured, including 14 officers in 2-alarm Bronx fire

Kimberly Dole
November 20, 2019 - 7:14 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A two-alarm fire that started overnight in the Bronx, has caused 22 injuries.

The flames broke out at an apartment building on Baychester Avenue at approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday night, police say.

Officials say 14 police officers were treated for smoke inhalation after going floor to floor to evacuate residents.

There are eight residents reported hurt so far, police say.

The blaze was on the second and third floors and firefighters were able to get it under contorl in about an hour.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

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