Another Massive Fire Rips Through The Bronx, This Time in Parkchester

A dozen hurt in Bronx fire. None seriously. Dozens homeless. Fire under control #FDNY Frigid temps. @wcbs880 #BronxFire /Image Via Marla Diamond for CBS880

We awoke this morning to the news of a massive 7 alarm blaze in Parkchester with over 200 firefighters responding at the scene.

Fortunately, no deaths have been reported but 16 people are injured including 9 children just days after a other massive fire killed 12 people in Belmont in the biggest fire related tragedy in 27 years in NYC history.

Nine injured in massive apartment blaze in the Bronx. East Tremont and Commonwealth Ave. 5 alarms #BronxFire #FDNY @wcbs880 /Image via Marla Diamond for CBS880

The fire began around 5:30AM in a furniture on the ground floor and quickly spread to the residential apartments above.

As a result of this blaze, 22 residents have been displaced and were currently inside a city bus seeking shelter from the cold.

The injuries sustained were considered non life-threatening.

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