7 hurt in high-rise fire in Morrisania

Seven people were injured when a fire ripped through a high-rise building in Morrisania this afternoon. (2/9/14)

THE BRONX - Seven people were injured when a fire ripped through a high-rise building in Morrisania this afternoon.

The one-alarm fire broke out on the fifth floor at 450 East 169th St.

Firefighters say they rescued a total of five people, including an 85-year-old woman, another woman, and several children.

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The victims were taken to Saint Barnabas Hopsital. Two firefighters are also being treated for minor injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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