Updated 10/15/2012 12:18 PM
Early Morning Fire Tears Through Bronx Home
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Dozens of firefighters responded to a huge house fire in the Bronx early Monday morning that left several residents displaced.
The New York City Fire Department says flames broke out just after 6:30 a.m. inside a home located at 15 East 184th Street in the Fordham section.
No one was inside the home at the time.
About 180 firefighters were called to the scene.
At one point, flames spread to a neighboring home forcing several residents out of their sleep.
Fire officials at the scene say crews were forced to retreat because of the threat of collapse inside the first home.
"Units made an attempt to push into the fire building. They knocked fire down on the first and second floors but due to the amount of fire on the third floor and the structure stability of the frame building we had to pull them out," said FDNY deputy Chief Ron Werner.
Fire officials say four firefighters were being treated for minor injuries.
The building where the fire started is being condemned.
The Department of Buildings will determine whether the building next door can be re-occupied.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.