4 firefighters injured battling 4-alarm blaze in Wakefield

Four firefighters were injured battling a four-alarm fire in the Wakefield section of the Bronx Tuesday, officials say.



The flames broke out on East 235th Street between Carpenter Avenue and White Plains Road just before 1 p.m., officials say. The fire spread next door from a multifamily building at 636 E. 235th St. It was under control in about two hours.



The blaze was caused by children playing with fire on a stovetop, according to the FDNY.



Officials say four firefighters were sent to Jacobi Medical Center. Three of the firefighters were critically injured. Officials say a 34-year-old FDNY member suffered a heat stroke, a 44-year-old firefighter was injured in a crash while driving a firetruck and another firefighter, age 51, suffered a heart attack but is now stable. The one firefighter released from the hospital had second-degree burns.



None of the residents or neighbors were hurt.



The Red Cross was on scene to assist seven displaced families.


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