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Gigantic Fire Consumes Bronx Apartment Building; Neighbors Advised to Shut Windows

WNBC 4 - September 27, 2017

by NBC Local

A five-alarm fire erupted at a Bronx apartment building early Wednesday, spewing black smoke so thick the city warned nearby residents to shut their windows.

Fire officials say the blaze broke out on the sixth floor of the Walton Avenue building around 6:30 a.m. It was under control within about two hours.

There were two minor injuries and five apartments were damaged by the blaze.

Photos posted to social media showed bright orange flames leaping from the structure as smoke billowed into the air.

Traffic delays are expected in the area. A cause is under investigation.