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Fire Rips Through Warehouse At Hunts Point Market

8 Firefighters Injured, 1 Seriously In Fighting Blaze
Hunts Point Fire

A fire ripped through a warehouse at Hunts Point Market in the Bronx Wednesday. (Credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An extra-alarm fire raged for hours at the Hunts Point Market in the Bronx Wednesday.

The fire broke out in a warehouse full of stock, according to FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief James Daly. A call for the fire came in around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Firefighters had to force their way into the complex, Daly said. The heat was so high in the warehouse that there were concerns over possible structural collapse, he said.

The FDNY said there were no civilian injuries in the fire. One firefighter suffered serious injuries and eight others had minor injuries. All were taken to area hospitals.

The flames also spread into the office areas above the warehouse storage area as well. The blaze went to four alarms, with 170 firefighters responding.

The fire was placed under control around 3 p.m.

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