Flames rip through Mott Haven building

THE BRONX - An early morning fire tore though an apartment building in Mott Haven Thursday, forcing dozens of tenants into the street.

According to fire officials, the fire started at around 4 a.m. in the kitchen of a third-floor apartment inside the housing complex at 597 East 138th St.

The fire then spread, completely destroying the third, fourth and fifth floors of the six-story building.

One resident says if it were not for the barking of her neighbor's dog, people may not have made it out alive.

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