Fire breaks out inside Belmont deli

A Belmont deli went up in flames, sending smoke seeping into the apartments above. The fire started inside the Belmont Gourmet Deli on Belmont Avenue

The corner shop was left with broken glass and charred furnishings.

The corner shop was left with broken glass and charred furnishings. (4/7/15)

THE BRONX - A Belmont deli went up in flames, sending smoke seeping into the apartments above. 

The fire started inside the Belmont Gourmet Deli on Belmont Avenue and East 187th Street at around 6 a.m. Tuesday. 

Officials say the blaze was quickly put under control, but the shop was left with broken glass, charred furnishings and electrical wires torn from the ceiling. 

Tenants say it was a scary start to the day as they rushed to evacuate their families. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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