A Bronx fire injured nearly two dozen people on Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, 2018, the FDNY said. (Credit: Lou Minutoli)
The fire started in a furniture store on the first floor of a four-story building on the corner of Commonwealth and Bronx River avenues at about 5:30 a.m., according to the FDNY. It then spread to the apartments on the floors above.
Twenty-two civilians and one firefighter had non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. At least nine of the civilians were children, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.