Bronx News Roundup, March 10

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Rain, rain and more rain today in the Bronx and surrounding areas as the National Weather Service has issued a “coastal flood warning” as well as a “hazardous weather outlook” for the region. Get out your galoshes.

To the news!

Story of the Day:
A nasty five-alarm fire destroyed a Hunts Point apartment building yesterday afternoon, injuring more than a dozen people, including one person who was taken to the hospital with burns over 50 percent of their body. Eleven firefighters suffered injuries while battling the blaze, including two that were shocked by dangling wires obscured by the billowing smoke. Tenants and a deputy fire chief praised the efforts of New York's Bravest, who they say rescued at least a couple of trapped residents. “The fire was shooting out like a blow torch out of the front windows and into the side windows,” said Deputy Chief Michael Falotico. Tenants from about a dozen apartments are now homeless. A cause has yet to be determined.

Quick Hits:
In January, the Bronx suffered a big spike in home foreclosures, with Williamsbridge and Baychester getting hit especially hard.

More on the South Bronx topping the list of the hungriest areas in the city.