Seven Injured In Pelham Bay Apartment Blaze
Seven people are recovering from an early Sunday morning fi re in Pelham Bay. According to the FDNY, the fi re started around 3:45 a.m.
on Sunday, April 21 on the fi rst fl oor of a 4-story apartment house at 1580 Edison Avenue. Over 100 fi refi ghters responded to the blaze
which took them approximately two hours to get under control. Three civilians with minor injuries, one with life-threatening injuries and
three fi refi ghters with non-life threatening injuries, received medical attention. Two dogs perished in the blaze. According to the American
Red Cross, approximately 50 people were displaced and others are waiting for the NYC Department of Buildings to inform them if
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they’ll be able to return. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
(above) Smoke was billowing from the building’s windows.
(left insert) Firefi ghters helped evaulate a woman who escaped the blaze.
(right insert) Firefi ghters helped a displaced woman onto a stretcher.
(top photo) Firefi ghters secured the area in front of the building after extinguishing
(right) Firefi ghters entered into the fi rst fl oor deli after extinguishing the fi re.
Photos by Edwin Soto