Twenty Families Displaced in Claremont Fire

Twenty Families Displaced in Claremont Fire

Officials say six homes were destroyed after a fire broke out along College Avenue. Photo by Edwin Soto

Officials say six homes were destroyed after a fire broke out along College Avenue. Photo by Edwin Soto

by David Greene
Debris litters College Avenue after a 4-Alarm blaze destroyed 6 homes in Claremont Village. Photo by Edwin Soto

Debris litters College Avenue after a 4-Alarm blaze destroyed 6 homes in Claremont Village. Photo by Edwin Soto

Officials say six homes were destroyed as fire tore through a stretch of row-homes in Claremont, The Bronx on Wednesday, March 1.

The fire broke out at 1:30 p.m., inside the second-floor of 1342 College Avenue, the fire quickly spread to five surrounding homes through the row-homes shared cock-loft.
The FDNY reported 170 firefighters from Division 6 / Battalion 17 battled the blaze, which went to 4-alarms. Officials also say 9 tower ladders were used to fight the stubborn blaze from above as well as the ground.
Officials say 10 firefighters were injured battling a blaze on College Avenue. Photo by Edwin Soto

Officials say 10 firefighters were injured battling a blaze on College Avenue. Photo by Edwin Soto

The fire was brought under control after two hours and EMS reported that 10 firefighters and 1 civilian were treated for minor injuries. Several pets were reported lost in the blaze.
The Red Cross was assisting the estimated 20 families displaced by the blaze.
The FDNY says the cause of the blaze is now under investigation.
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