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15 Firefighters, 1 Civilian Injured In Bronx Blaze

Generic fire (credit: Clip Art)

Generic fire (credit: Clip Art)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A fire in the Bronx on Monday caused the roof of an apartment building to cave in, sending 15 firefighters and one civilian to the hospital, FDNY officials said.

The FDNY was dispatched just after 6 a.m. Monday to a six-story building on West Gun Hill Road, near Van Cortlandt Park and the Norwood neighborhood.

The firefighters and civilian were all hospitalized for minor injuries. Another civilian also was examined but refused further medical attention after the blaze.

The injuries included smoke inhalation.

The fire raged on the top floor. It took firefighters about three hours to get it under control, officials said.

Authorities said all the apartments on that floor were damaged, and some on the floor below may be.

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