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NYC fires: 31 people suffer ‘life-threatening’ injuries in massive blaze at Bronx apartment building; Total 39 wounded

NEW YORK – Dozens of people suffered life-threatening injuries in a massive fire that broke out at a high-rise apartment building in New York City on Sunday, officials said.

About 200 firefighters are battling the five-alarm blaze in the Tremont neighborhood of the Bronx.

At least 31 residents were seriously injured, according to the New York City Fire Department. The FDNY reported eight more injuries. for a total of 39.

Video posted on social media showed flames erupting from multiple windows in the building.

Officials said the fire appeared to have started in a penthouse on the third floor of the building. Multiple injuries were found on the upper floors and officials attributed the cause to smoke inhalation.

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