THE BRONX - Authorities say several units of the fire department battled a fire in a two-and-a-half-story commercial building on 1167 Ward Ave.

Firefighters say they received a call about the fire at around 5:45 a.m.

Officials say firefighters broke down the front doors to gain access into the burning building and used their ladders to access the roof.

Initial reports say the fire started on the first floor of the building.

There are no words of any injuries so far.