Three firefighters suffered minor injuries extinguishing a three-alarm blaze in a commercial strip of a west Bronx neighborhood this morning. According to an FDNY spokesman, the call for a fire at 82 East Burnside Avenue came in at approximately 10:37 a.m. Three stores were heavily damaged before the fire was under control around 2:30 p.m. The three injured firefighters were transported to North Central Bronx Hospital. No other injuries were reported. The spokesman had no information as to how the fire started.
Written and photos by Christopher Robbins