Two firefighters, one civilian injured in two-alarm fire in Pelham Bay section

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A two-alarm fire erupted at 2846 E. 196 St. in Pelham Bay on Monday.
Photos courtesy FDNY

Three people were injured Monday afternoon when the FDNY battled a two-alarm fire at a private home in Pelham Bay.

According to the FDNY, around 1:07 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a report of a fire at 2846 E. 196 St., and upon arrival found heavy fire at the residence.  A second alarm was transmitted dispatching 25 units with 106 firefighters.

Numerous hose lines were placed in service, however, because of a possible structural collapse, firefighters fought the fire from outside of the home. Con Edison and FDNY HAZMAT units were requested due to a possible gas leak fueling the fire. 

FDNY on the scene at the two-alarm fire in Pelham Bay on Monday, Feb. 21.

Firefighters rescued a 9-year-old girl from the basement of the building. The girl was not injured and refused transportation to the hospital.

A firefighter sustained burns to his hands and was transported to Jacobi Medical Center with minor injuries. A civilian and one other firefighter also sustained minor injuries and were transported to Jacobi. 

 The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A GoFundMe has been started to help the family and so far, it has raised more than $6,000.

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