AT least 31 people have been seriously hurt after a fire broke out in a Bronx apartment, as people were seen “jumping from windows”

Some 11 people affected are suffering life-threatening injuries, according to reports.

The incident at 333 E 181st Street is thought to have started just before 11am ET.

Smoke can be seen billowing out of the windows in shocking video footage of the incident.

The fire is said to have started in a third floor apartment, according to firefighters.

The 120-unit building is near Tiebout Avenue in the Tremont section of the Bronx.

Traffic has been stopped at 182St and Webster Avenue.

The FDNY said in a tweet: "Approximately 200 FDNY members are operating on scene of a 5-alarm fire at 333 East 181 Street in the Bronx.

"There are currently 31 serious injuries to civilians."

New York City’s Office of Emergency Management advised nearby residents on Twitter to “avoid smoke, close windows.”

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