Massive fire in the Bronx - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Massive fire in the Bronx

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A massive fire that erupted in the Wakefield section of the Bronx Thursday injured 10 firefighters and destroyed several buildings, said fire officials. Late Thursday, that fire apparently restarted, officials said.

SkyFoxHD was over the scene where large plumes of smoke covered the area around the Wakefield train station and extended for several miles.

The flames spread to neighboring buildings including several businesses along White Plains Road.

The fire which broke out inside a garage was brought under control just before 10 a.m., said fire officials. But in the evening the fire rekindled.

Ten firefighters suffered minor injuries and a pedestrian was treated for smoke inhalation, reported the AP.

The no. 2 and no. 5 trains were bypassing the 225th Station. Earlier on Thursday, trains were skipping stops between Gun Hill Road and 241st St.

The MTA advised customers to use the Bx39 bus which was making nearby stops.

Due to fire department activity in the area, students at P.S. 21 at 715 East 225th St. were relocated to I.S. 287 at 3710 Barnes Ave.

It is not clear what sparked the inferno.

  • Bronx NewsBronx NewsMore>>

  • The Big Idea

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:45:49 GMT
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
  • Camping without leaving NYC (or even Manhattan)

    Camping without leaving NYC (or even Manhattan)

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:15:28 GMT
    If you thought camping meant leaving New York City, fuggedaboutit. Inwood Hill Park in Upper Manhattan and several other parks in the five boroughs are waiting for you and your family. New York City's family camping program, run by the Parks Department, is in full swing. No cars needed; your MetroCard will get you there.
    If you thought camping meant leaving New York City, fuggedaboutit. Inwood Hill Park in Upper Manhattan and several other parks in the five boroughs are waiting for you and your family. New York City's family camping program, run by the Parks Department, is in full swing. No cars needed; your MetroCard will get you there.
  • Lyft to start New York City service after deal with officials

    Lyft to start New York City service

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:06:49 GMT
    The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft says it is starting limited service in New York City after reaching agreement with state and city officials to resolve regulatory issues. New York's attorney general and Department of Financial Services say the company agreed to operate "in full compliance" with existing laws and regulations, and that it will start its city service Friday night with commercial drivers only.
    The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft says it is starting limited service in New York City after reaching agreement with state and city officials to resolve regulatory issues. New York's attorney general and Department of Financial Services say the company agreed to operate "in full compliance" with existing laws and regulations, and that it will start its city service Friday night with commercial drivers only.

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices