Crews battle ‘heavy fire’ at Bronx home

MOUNT HOPE, the Bronx — Fire crews battled a “heavy fire” in a multi-dwelling home in the Bronx Wednesday morning, according to FDNY.

FDNY first reported a fire at 1920 Walton Ave. around 6:40 a.m. The location appears to be a six-story apartment complex, Google Maps shows.

“Heavy fire” has been found on the sixth floor and cockloft, FDNY tweeted.

Less than an hour after being first reported, the fire grew to be a five alarm, according to the NYC Emergency Management.

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro commended firefighters for acting quickly to put the fire out and prevent civilian injures.

“Miraculously for a fire at 6:30 a.m., we have no civilian injuries. So I would say that the members did an extraordinary job acting so quickly, being able to search these apartments, being able to put the fire out, and limit it to the top floor and cockloft,” said Nigro.

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