Late night fire at Soundview tire shop displaces residents, injures firefighter

Firefighters operate at a three-alarm fire at 1878 Cross Bronx Expressway on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. The fire is believed to have originated from a tire shop.
Photo Lloyd Mitchell

Firefighters fought heavy fire throughout a one-story tire shop, located at 1878 Cross Bronx Expressway, on Tuesday night, just before 10:30 p.m.

The three-alarm blaze in the Soundview section of the Bronx extended into an adjoining three-story mixed-use structure that housed Miguel’s flowers on the first floor and apartments on the second and third floors. Several residents were displaced by the fire across from Virginia Park.

A three-alarm fire destroyed the I-95 tire & wheel corp, Miguel’s Flower Shop and several apartments along the Cross Bronx Expressway service road on May 30, 2023. Photo Lloyd Mitchell

FNDY responded to the scene with 33 units and 133 firefighters, who used five hose lines and three tower ladders to knock down the main body of fire over safety concerns of a roof collapse.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries and was transported to Jacobi Hospital in stable condition. The fire was placed under control at 1:11 a.m on Wednesday morning.

Neighbors look on during a three-alarm fire as smoke fills the street in Soundview. Photo Lloyd Mitchell
EMS responded to the scene where one firefighter suffered minor injuries.Photo Lloyd Mitchell

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