Fire at 730 E236th in Wakefield lands five in the hospital

Al Jones

Bronx man in custody in fire that injured woman, 3 children

November 09, 2018 - 1:00 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) --  A Bronx man is accused of setting a fire that sent his family to the hospital.

The man allegedly threw hot oil at his family which ignited a couch on fire.

The blaze left his three children, one of them an infant, and their mother trapped inside the apartment.

Authorities say firefighters rescued all four from the apartment on 236th Street in the Wakefield section after getting inside through a fire escape. 

The family was rushed to Jacobi Hospital. 

The 19 yr old woman and her 2-month-old child suffered life-threatening injuries.

The father has been taken into custody and charges are pending as the investiagtion contunies.