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Bronx fire: 32 sustain ‘life threatening’ injuries in massive fire at NYC apartment building; 60+ hurt in total

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TREMONT, Bronx (WABC) — More than 60 people were hurt, dozens with life-threatening injuries, in a massive fire that broke out at a high-rise apartment building in the Bronx Sunday, officials said.

Officials say the five-alarm fire started in a duplex apartment on the third floor of a 19-story high-rise building at 333 East 181st Street in the Tremont section of the Bronx just before 11 a.m. Sunday.

According to authorities, there were more than 60 people people injured, of which at least 32 are considered life-threatening injuries.

The FDNY says 19 people were treated on the scene while the rest were taken to nearby hospitals.

Many of the injured were found on the upper floors possibly due to smoke inhalation.

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Citizen App video shows flames shooting out of the building.

Officials say the fire has been knocked down as firefighters continue to work on the scene.

This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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