Fire in Bronx building leaves 19 people dead, including nine children

1/9/2022 11:59:00 PM

Fire in Bronx building leaves 19 people dead, including nine children

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Fire in Bronx building leaves 19 people dead, including nine children

Five dozen people injured and 13 in critical condition in one of the worst blazes in recent memory

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macnificent123 Wow….. terrible. a similar tragedy happened in Philadelphia a few weeks ago! 100% preventable but everyone wants to cut corners and not spend the $ it would take.

People jump from windows of Bronx apartment building during fireThe five-alarm blaze erupted shortly before 11 am on the third floor of a 17-story building at 333 East 181st St in Fordham Heights. People seen climbing down from Bronx apartment building during fire that left 60 injured including many in critical condition Four-year-old dead, 'numerous' more fatalities expected and at least 32 people are seriously injured in 5-alarm NYC apartment fire

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People jump from windows of Bronx apartment building during fireThe five-alarm blaze erupted shortly before 11 am on the third floor of a 17-story building at 333 East 181st St in Fordham Heights. People seen climbing down from Bronx apartment building during fire that left 60 injured including many in critical condition Four-year-old dead, 'numerous' more fatalities expected and at least 32 people are seriously injured in 5-alarm NYC apartment fire

Horror fire leaves child, 4, dead and 32 others in critical conditionPeople are said to have been jumping from windows to escape the fire in the Bronx, New York , which broke out on Sunday morning. Around 200 firefighters have responded

More than five dozen people injured and 13 in critical condition City fire commissioner: blaze one of the worst in recent memory Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal fire at an apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday.The fire at the Twin Parks North West complex quickly progressed.New Year’s Eve , police have said.A four-year-old child has died and dozens more people have been seriously injured in a horror fire in New York.

Photograph: Yuki Iwamura/AP Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal fire at an apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday. Photograph: Yuki Iwamura/AP Associated Press in New York Sun 9 Jan 2022 20. At least 54 people have been injured, the FDNY said.50 GMT First published on Sun 9 Jan 2022 20. Ermal Qose, 35, was rushed to hospital but died two days later, the has confirmed.42 GMT Nineteen people, including nine children, wer killed in an apartment fire in the Bronx borough of New York City on Sunday. Eric Adams, the new mayor, called the fire’s toll “horrific”. Families are said to have been jumping from the windows to escape the blaze.

“This is going to be one of the worst fires that we have witnessed during modern times,” he said, confirming that the fire broke out around 11am in a 19-floor apartment building. A 26-year-old man was arrested on January 7 on suspicion of manslaughter, false imprisonment and cannabis cultivation and remains in custody. Stefan Ringel, a senior adviser to Adams, confirmed the death toll. An official not authorized to speak publicly confirmed the number of children dead. More than five dozen people were injured and 13 were still in critical condition in the hospital, Ringel said. My thoughts and sympathies are with his family. Most victims suffered severe smoke inhalation, FDNY commissioner Daniel Nigro said at a press conference. While the fire itself is understood to have started in a third floor apartment.

According to the FDNY, approximately 200 firefighters responded to the scene at the Twin Park apartments on East 181st Street. News photographers captured images of firefighters entering the upper floors of the burning building on a ladder, children being given oxygen after being carried from the building and evacuees with faces covered in soot. He said: ‘In addition to appealing for witnesses in this case, I am also calling on those who choose to ignore the many and obvious issues caused by their own use of illegal drugs to reflect on Ermal’s death. Firefighters “found victims on every floor and were taking them out in cardiac and respiratory arrest”, Nigro said. “That is unprecedented in our city. We expect there to be numerous fatalities.’ Anyone with any information is asked to call 020 8345 4128 or 101 quoting Operation Woodford.” The blaze is said to have taken a couple of hours to get under control.

” Nigro compared the severity of the fire to the Happy Land social club fire, which killed 87 in 1990 when man set fire to the building after getting into an argument with his former girlfriend and being thrown out. Nigro said the fire on Sunday originated in a duplex apartment spanning the second and third floors. Firefighters found the door to the apartment open, he said, which apparently allowed the fire to accelerate and spread smoke upward quickly. Firefighters’ ladders are seen at the apartment building. Photograph: Lloyd Mitchell/Reuters The fire was not believed to be suspicious in origin but the cause was under investigation. The city's Office of Emergency Management tweeted a warning to nearby residents to close open windows and avoid smoke.

A resident, Cristal Diaz, 27, told the New York Post she was drinking coffee in her living room when she smelled smoke. “We started putting water on towels and the bottom of the door. Everything was crazy,” she said. “We didn’t know what to do. We looked out the windows and saw all the dead bodies they were taking with the blankets.

” The fire comes just days after a house fire in Philadelphia left 12 people dead, including eight children. That was the deadliest fire at a US residential apartment building since 2017, when 13 people died in an apartment building in the Bronx, according to the National Fire Protection Association. That fire started after a three-year-old boy played with stove burners. Topics .