New York News
6 hurt, 4 critically, in Morrisania fire; Arson suspected
MORRISANIA (WABC) -- Fire officials say four people were critically injured in a two-alarm fire in the Bronx Sunday.
A 5-year-old boy suffered burns to his leg, while a 4-month-old suffered smoke inhalation.
The blaze erupted on the first floor of 941 Intervale Avenue in the Morrisania section at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. It blocked residents' path, forcing everyone to use the fire escape.
Firefighters believe that someone set a mattress on fire in the lobby of the six-floor building.
Nearly two dozen people had to be rescued after heavy smoke forced them out on to the fire escapes.
Officials say two people are in critical condition and two are listed in critical but stable condition. One of the injured was a woman who fell from the fire escape.
Three firefighters suffered minor injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Get Eyewitness News Delivered
new york city, morrisania, bronx, fire, new york news
- Person of interest in custody in Flatbush shooting 2 min ago
- AccuWeather: Clear and chilly
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- DISH Network signs on for WATCH ABC app
- Police investigating East Harlem hit and run 26 min ago
- 8 mumps cases at Stevens Institute in Hoboken
- Cuomo announces deal between MTA and Union
- Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
- Bodega worker fatally shot in Brooklyn
- Blind marathoner will run to raise money for guide dog
- Hundreds still missing in South Korea ferry disaster 17 min ago
- Photos: South Korea ferry disaster
- Central Park Conservancy wants horse carriages to stay
- Suspense builds for season finale of 'Scandal'
- Hundreds still missing in South Korea ferry...
17 min ago