19 hurt, 2 critically, in Bronx fire; some jump from windows

March 6, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says 19 people are injured, two of them critically, following a residential fire in the Bronx.

Some people jumped out of second- and third-story windows to escape when the fire broke out around 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

Video on WABC shows a firefighter climbing on top of a parked car to remove a woman who had landed on it.

Residents had tossed padding onto the car to cushion the blow as people jumped.

A neighborhood resident, Helene Johnson, says young children were among those going out the windows. She says people yelled, “Just jump!”

The cause of the fire was under investigation.


Information from: WABC-TV, http://www.7online.com