THE BRONX - A child and a firefighter were rushed to the hospital following an overnight fire at restaurant in Bedford Park.

According to fire officials, the flames broke out on the first floor of Valbona Restaurant at around 3:30 a.m. The fire climbed the exterior of the building, reaching the third floor.

Tenants living in the above apartments were evacuated and the fire was contained in less than an hour.

Both the injured child and firefighter are expected to be OK.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.