Two men were killed by a fast moving fire in a Bronx apartment.

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Two Men Killed In Fast-Moving Bronx Fire

March 05, 2018 - 9:48 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Fire claimed two lives in an apartment building in the Belmont section of the Bronx on Sunday night.

It was another tragic case where a door was left open in an apartment, a fire began and quickly spread to the stairwells of the five story building. Two men were trapped on the second floor and didn't make it. A 7-year-old girl was critically burned.

"It seems the apartment door, the people that left the apartment had the door open. So the fire got out into the hallway, met our members right at the front door. Once they pushed the fire back in they were able to extinguish some of the fire on the first floor, and our members got up above and we had several people trapped," FDNY Assistant Chief Roger Sakowich said.

The chief said the blaze that began on the first floor is not believed to be suspicious.

There were four firefighters hurt in a seperate blaze in Brooklyn, when a Jefferson Ave brownstone went up in flames.

A fire official said it was a difficult assignment because the home was packed with debris. Some firefighters were in harm's way as part of the building's facade collapsed.

Three firefighters were being treated for non-life threatening injuries at Kings County Hospital.