New fire in the Bronx as Van Nest inferno leaves 16 injured

Firefighters are seen at the scene of the fire which broke out in the Bronx last week. A second fire has now erupted in the New York neighbourhood

Firefighters are seen at the scene of the fire which broke out in the Bronx last week. A second fire has now erupted in the New York neighbourhood

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sixteen people are reportedly injured after a fire ripped through a building in the Bronx - the second inferno to blight the New York neighbourhood in less than a week.

Officials cited by the Associated Press said four of the injuries are serious, and over 200 firefighters responded to the blaze.

The fire took place at a four-storey building in Van Nest, which erupted at around 5.30am on Tuesday (10.30am GMT).

The sight is just a few minutes' walk from Bronx Zoo, where a five-storey building caught fire last Thursday (December 28), killing 12 - the deadliest fire to hit New York since 1990, excluding 9/11.

Witnesses have posted several pictures and videos on Twitter in light of the latest blaze, as you can see below.