Firefighters save resident from Bronx apartment building blaze

Firefighters rescued a resident who was critically injured in an apartment fire that broke out in a Bronx project building early Saturday, officials said.

The blaze engulfed a fifth floor apartment and smoke flooded the halls of the Gouverneur Morris Houses on Washington Ave. near E. 170th St. in Claremont Village around 1 a.m., according to authorities.

The fire was extinguished about 30 minutes later.

The blaze was quenched after about 30 minutes.

The blaze was quenched after about 30 minutes.

(Vic Nicastro/for New York Daily News)

Medics rushed the resident, who was trapped in the flames, to Lincoln Hospital in critical but stable condition.

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A firefighter who participated in the rescue effort was taken to North Central Bronx Hospital with minor injuries.

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