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4-Alarm Fire Rips Through 3 Homes In The Bronx, Injuring 13

Fire damages homes on Hill Avenue in the Bronx on July 30, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Fire damages homes on Hill Avenue in the Bronx on July 30, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A multi-alarm fire tore through three homes in the Wakefield section of the Bronx Wednesday.

The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. and quickly grew to four alarms.

Eleven firefighters and two residents suffered injuries. One resident was injured jumping from a window. One of the firefighters sustained a serious injury but is in stable condition. All the other injuries are considered minor.

Fire damages homes on Hill Avenue in the Bronx on July 30, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Fire damages homes on Hill Avenue in the Bronx on July 30, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

The three homes are next to one another on Hill Avenue.

Footage from the scene shows numerous firefighters surrounding the homes and pouring water through a gaping hole in the roof of one of the buildings.

The chimney gives way as firefighters pour water on it during a fire on Hill Avenue in the Bronx on July 30, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

The chimney gives way as firefighters pour water on it during a fire on Hill Avenue in the Bronx on July 30, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

The powerful jet of water from the firefighter’s hoses toppled a chimney at one of the fire-damaged homes.

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