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

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2016, 5:55 AM

Updated 2,868 days ago

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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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