Fire rips through apartments, displaces multiple families

Officials say the fire started inside a resident's apartment on the fifth floor of the building near East 165th Street and Sherman Avenue around 3:30 p.m.

Officials say the fire started inside a resident's apartment on the fifth floor of the building near East 165th Street and Sherman Avenue around 3:30 p.m. (4/13/16)

THE BRONX - A fire ripped through a building Wednesday, badly damaging five apartments and displacing numerous families.

Officials say the fire started inside a resident's apartment on the fifth floor of the building near East 165th Street and Sherman Avenue around 3:30 p.m.

More than 200 firefighters fought the flames.

Officials haven't confirmed the cause of the fire, but witnesses at the scene believe that the fire started on a stove that had been left on.

The Red Cross is assisting the tenants with temporary shelter.

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