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23 hurt, including firefighter, in Bronx blaze

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Fire Department of New York says 23 people, including a firefighter, are hurt following a Bronx blaze.   

All of them are expected to be OK.   

Investigators believe the fire started in a first-floor furniture store around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.   

Adults and children fled from the three stories of apartments above, including a man who ran outside with no shirt and no shoes. Nearby, icicles hung from power lines and ladders.   

Resident Erica Ortiz told WCBS that a window guard blocked a fire escape. She says she tried to kick it open, to no avail.   

Over 200 firefighters battled the blaze.   

The blaze comes only days after the deadliest residential fire to hit New York City in at least a quarter century killed 12 people in a Bronx apartment building.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (8:00am):

NEW YORK (AP) - The Fire Department of New York says 12 people are hurt, one seriously, in a fire raging through a Bronx building.   

Fire officials say they responded to the blaze at a four-story building near the Bronx Zoo in Van Nest at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.   

WABC-TV reports there are twelve apartments in the building, but the blaze appears to have started in a furniture store on the first floor.   

WNBC-TV reports at least 150 firefighters are battling the fire.   

The blaze comes only days after the deadliest residential fire to hit New York City in at least a quarter century swept through a Bronx apartment building, killing 12 people.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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