Eight Bronx firefighters and one civilian have been injured by the raging inferno that swept up multiple buildings on Thursday.
Beginning at around 3:30 p.m., the fire is believed to have been set off by fireworks and required over 160 firefighters to handle the blaze, which ate up three two-and-a-half split-level homes.
Roofs collapsed and smoke poured into the sky as crews tried to put out the fire. During that time, seven firefighters suffered from smoke inhalation and one civilian had minor injuries.
Reports circulate from witnesses, claiming they saw children playing with fireworks behind the same buildings that later caught fire.
According to NBC4, the Red Cross said that it’s providing emergency assistance to nine households, including 20 adults and five children.
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