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Victim jumps from 6th-floor balcony to escape raging Bronx fire

At least one person was badly injured after leaping from a sixth-floor balcony to escape a raging Bronx apartment fire Wednesday night.

The blaze broke out just after 6 p.m. at a 17-story apartment high-rise on E. 169th St. at Third Ave. in Morrisania.

Sources familiar with the incident said a female occupant of the building jumped from the balcony and was rushed to Harlem Hospital, though her age wasn’t clear, and sources couldn’t immediately confirm early reports the jumper was a young child.

Video and photos from the scene showed firefighters using a ladder to fight the bright orange flames as a plume of black smoke billowed from the balcony, as people screamed in horror nearby.

In all, four people were injured in the blaze, one critically. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Source (Ny Daily news)

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