Bronx Fire Briefly Disrupts 4 Train During Rush-Hour Commute, Officials Say

By Aidan Gardiner on February 26, 2013 7:37am 

 A fire broke out in a commercial building near the 183rd Street Station disrupting 4 train service during Tuesday morning's rush-hour commute.
A fire broke out in a commercial building near the 183rd Street Station disrupting 4 train service during Tuesday morning's rush-hour commute.
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FORDHAM — A fire that engulfed a commercial building near 183rd Street disrupted 4 train service in the Bronx during Tuesday morning's rush-hour commute, officials said.

The fire, which broke out at 2276 Jerome Ave., near the 183rd Street subway station, was tackled by 60 firefighters at 6:20 a.m., an FDNY spokesman said.

Four firefighters suffered minor injuries in the blaze and were taken to North Central Bronx Hospital, a fire spokesman said.

Because the commercial building lies just beneath elevated tracks servicing the 4 train, the MTA temporarily suspended 4 train service between 161 St. Yankee Stadium and Woodlawn in both directions.

The fire was brought under control about 7 a.m., a fire spokesman said, and regular train service resumed soon after.

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