23 injured in NY city fire

23 injured in NY city fire

23 injured in NY city fire

At least 23 people were injured Tuesday when fire raced through a Bronx flat - just five days after the 12 others died when the NY borough suffered the city's worst fire in 25 years.

Firefighters work to contain a fire in the Bronx section of New York, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

Chopper 4 was over the scene and showed thick smoke pouring out of windows of the four-story building while firefighters worked to get the blaze under control. The cause of the fire was not immediately revealed.

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The vast inferno broke out at 5:30am in a first-floor furniture store, leaving one person seriously injured as it spread upwards. Over 200 firefighters were at the scene, FDNY said.

This fire came less than a week after another fire in the Bronx killed 12 people.

Residents from the apartments above fled, including a man who ran outside with no shirt and no shoes.

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Last week's fire was started when a three-year-old boy ignited his mum's apartment by fiddling with her stove in the early hours of the morning.

According to the reports, at least 16 people have been injured as the blaze continues to rage. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it the worst fire tragedy the city has seen in a quarter century.

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