Furious fire kills four and injures another after being ripped through the top floor of a Bronx apartment building
- Four victims were unconscious when firefighters arrived at the Bronx residence
- A witness watched doctors try frantically to revive one of the women
- “They pumped the woman’s breast. She did not respond. She was not looking well, “said one witness, who did not mention his name
A furious fire broke out on Tuesday night on the top floor of a six-story Bronx apartment building, killing four people and injuring another, police said.
Witnesses said four of the victims were unconscious when firefighters removed them from the Grand Concourse building near East Mount Eden Avenue in Mount Eden.
A witness watched doctors frantically try to revive a woman.
A firefighter stands in front of a Bronx building gutted by a fire last night as his colleagues set up ladders to brave the fire
The sixth floor was completely gutted last night by the Bronx fire. NYPD reported that four women, who lived in neighboring apartments, died after being taken to hospital for cardiac arrest
Pictured: New York City firefighters can escort a person injured in the fire last night
“They pumped the woman’s breast. She did not respond. She was not looking well, “said one witness, who did not mention his name.
Ana Almonte, 59, lived under one of the affected apartments in the block.
“People went out with no shoes on, no jackets on,” Ms. Almonte told the New York Times in a telephone interview.
Ms. Almonte, who works next door on the intramural admissions to the BronxCare Health System, where the fatalities of the fire later died, said her family was trying to warn neighbors and told them to leave the block.
The fire broke out yesterday on the sixth floor of this Bronx building, which is next to the BronxCare Health System, formerly known as Lebanon Hospital
FDNY fire brigade outside the building caught in an inferno as they try to rescue residents in the Bronx last night
A fire engine is pictured parked outside the apartment building in the Bronx last night, where four women suffered heart failure and later died after arriving at a nearby hospital
She added that residents did not follow social distance counseling when they ran out in their pajamas during a ‘desperate moment’.
Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted shortly after the inferno was under control that the spread of the fire had been curtailed due to the brave efforts of firefighters
He added that he prayed for the victims and their families.
Later, Vanessa L. Gibson, the councilor representing the Bronx’s 16th district, mourned on Twitter for the loss of the neighborhood.
Firefighters get their hoses ready to tackle the fire that was ripped through a Bronx apartment building last night
First responders try to help one of the victims of the fire outside the Bronx apartment building last night
Pictured: Yesterday, a fire engine and firefighters stood outside the Bronx apartment complex
“Please pray for our community,” she wrote, “as four of our neighbors succumbed to injuries sustained in a three-alarm fire at Mount Eden. One resident remains in the hospital and is expected to survive. ‘
The fire broke out in a sixth-floor apartment at around 7:30 PM and quickly escalated to a three-alarm fire.
Officials reported that the deaths were the result of four women in apartments next to the site of the fire who were brought to the BronxCare Health System with cardiac arrest but later died in the hospital, police told the New York Times.
The blaring three alarms drew 140 firefighters from 33 different units. New York City Fire Department officials (FDNY) said the inferno was under control at 9 p.m.