Seven Injured In Pelham Bay Apartment Blaze

Firefighters helped evaulate a woman who escaped the blaze.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Seven people are recovering from an early Sunday morning fire in Pelham Bay. According to the FDNY, the fire started around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 21 on the first floor of a 4-story apartment house at 1580 Edison Avenue. Over 100 firefighters responded to the blaze which took them approximately two hours to get under control. Three civilians with minor injuries, one with life-threatening injuries and three firefighters with non-life threatening injuries, received medical attention. Two dogs perished in the blaze. According to the American Red Cross, approximately 50 people were displaced and others are waiting for the NYC Department of Buildings to inform them if they’ll be able to return. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Firefighters examined the damage from a ladder truck and from inside various apartments.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Firefighters secured the area in front of the building after extinguishing the blaze.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Firefighters entered into the first floor deli after extinguishing the fire.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Firefighters helped a displaced woman onto a stretcher.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Smoke was billowing from the building’s windows.
Photo by Edwin Soto

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