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Illegal Fireworks Spark Large Bed-Stuy Blaze, FDNY Says

DNA Info - July 06, 2017

by Aidan Gardiner

THE BRONX — Three people were hurt, one of them seriously, in a pair of large fires that tore through homes in Mount Hope and Bedford-Stuyvesant overnight, including one that was sparked by illegal fireworks, FDNY officials said.

The illicit explosives ignited 24 Kane Place, near Atlantic Avenue, about 11:27 p.m., an FDNY spokesman said.

About 106 firefighters brought that blaze under control by 12:30 a.m. without any injuries being reported, officials said.

Three people were hurt in another massive fire that tore through 117 E. 179th St., near Creston Avenue, about 5 a.m., officials said.

One person suffered serious injuries and was treated at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, officials said.

Another person was treated there for minor injuries, FDNY officials said.

A firefighter was treated for minor injuries at New York Hospital, officials said.

More than 100 firefighters brought the blaze under control by 7:20 a.m., officials said. Fire marshals will determine the cause.