June 1, 2023


A raging fire at a Bronx housing project left an elderly man critically hurt and a firefighter with minor injuries Sunday, officials said.

The blaze began inside a second-floor apartment on W. Tremont Ave. at the Sedgwick Houses in Morris Heights about 12:30 p.m., officials said.

It took 60 firefighters less than an hour to snuff out the fire, which was contained to just the apartment, officials said.

The smoke-eaters rescued an 81-year-old man from inside the burning apartment and rushed him to Harlem Hospital with severe burns to his body, officials said.

A firefighter was also treated at Harlem Hospital, officials said.

Fire officials were investigating the cause of the blaze.

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