22 injured in 7-alarm Bronx fire

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THE BRONX -

At least 22 people were injured in a seven-alarm fire in the Bronx Tuesday, according to fire officials.

The fire started inside of 1547 Commonwealth Ave. near E. Tremont Avenue just after 5:30 a.m., fire officials say.

The four-story building is home to a commercial furniture store and apartment units.

Fire officials say the fire started inside the furniture store on the first floor of the building and quickly spread. 

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At least one firefighter was injured along with several adults and nine children, who all suffered minor injuries as a result of the fire, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro says.

Those injured are also now displaced. At least 200 firefighters responded to the blaze.

The fire was put out several hours later and comes just days after a fire in the Claremont section of the Bronx killed 12 people .

Multiple hot spots, intense heat, freezing water and the concern for a building collapse all posed as challenges for firefighters.

Officials say firefighters cleared the building, and no people have been reported missing.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

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