More than 100 firefighters responded to quash the flames
The fires are preventable and fairly rare, but they can be uniquely destructive.
None of the injuries were life threatening, officials said.
The fatality caused residual delays, according to the MTA.
It was the second fatal fire this week.
FDNY said the fires were under control.
A Brooklyn apartment fire leaves two dead and a third with minor injuries as officials investigate the cause.
The FDNY responded within minutes, officials said.
Twin Parks North West, where the fire broke out, had long been a center of gravity for the Bronx's West African community.
Amid the spike in calls over fevers and coughs, 30% of the city’s emergency medical services staff were out sick as of Wednesday.
The Citywide Office of Administrative Services had set a Thanksgiving deadline, by which all determinations and appeals were supposed to be settled.
According to city data released Friday, the police department has 6,170 employees -- or 11% percent of its 52,100 employees recorded in October -- requesting religious or medical accommodation.
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