Firefighters injured battling blaze at Bronx apartments

? Several firefighters are recovering from injuries they sustained while battling a four-alarm blaze at a Bronx apartment tower Sunday evening.

The fire started on the 24th floor in one of the Tracey Towers buildings on Moshulu Parkway around 4 p.m. Assistant Fire Chief Robert Sweeney says a window blew out, causing a blowtorch effect and forcing firefighters to retreat. Nine men were injured. Many of them were treated at hospitals and released, but three suffered second-degree burns.

Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control in one hour. Some residents suffered from minor smoke inhalation.

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