9 Children Among 19 Dead in NYC's Worst Fire Disaster in 30 Years

1/9/2022 11:15:00 PM

#BREAKING At least 19 people have died, including nine children, at a high-rise Bronx apartment building fire that city officials are calling one of the worst in over 30 years.

BREAKING At least 19 people have died, including nine children, at a high-rise Bronx apartment building fire that city officials are calling one of the worst in over 30 years.

At least 19 people have died, including nine children, at a high-rise Bronx apartment building fire that city officials are calling one of the worst in over 30 years. “This is going to be one of the worst fires we have witnessed here in modern times in the City of New York,” Mayor Eric Adams said at a press conference…

The overwhelming majority of the fire's victims were suffering from severe smoke inhalation, FDNY Commissioner Dan Nigro said.Bronx apartment building Sunday afternoon.Alec Baldwin: It's ‘a Lie' That He's Not Helping ‘Rust' Set Shooting Probe Nigro and Adams called Sunday's disaster one of the worst fires in the city in at least three decades.Read full article JULIA JACOBO, JOSHUA HOYOS and ILEANA RIVEROS January 9, 2022, 6:00 AM · 2 min read At least 19 people are dead, including nine children, following a massive fire in New York City on Sunday, officials said.

Firefighters rushing into the building discovered victims on all nearly every floor of the building -- many found experiencing cardiac and respiratory arrest.In Photos: Bronx Blaze, Worst NYC Fire in 30+ Years, Leaves Dozens Gravely Injured "There were certainly people trapped in their apartments all through this building," Nigro said, calling the smoke conditions"unprecedented.Officials say the five-alarm fire began inside a duplex located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of an apartment building located at 333 East 181st Street just before 11 a." Fire investigators have pinpointed the origin of the blaze to a duplex apartment on the second and third floors of the building.Video circulating social media show thick smoke billowing out from the lower levels of the building where firefighters appeared to focus their attention.The door to the apartment was left open, allowing the fire to spread and smoke to billow up throughout the building, the commissioner added.on Sunday.Nigro said it was"unusual" that the smoke extended the entire length of the building.PHOTO: Emergency personnel from the FDNY provide medical aid as they respond to an apartment building fire in the Bronx, New York City, January 9, 2022.

“This is going to be one of the worst fires we have witnessed here in modern times in the city of New York," Mayor Eric Adams said at an afternoon press conference.Nigro reported that 32 people were taken to hospitals in life-threatening condition as a result of the fire, but the ultimate death toll could be the worst the city has seen since the Happy Land fire in 1990 that killed 87 people.Copyright NBC New York.The department estimates 200 of its members responded to the 19-story residential building on East 181st Street in Fordham Heights around 11 a.m.Nigro said that the door of the apartment where the fire started had been left open, allowing the fire and smoke to spread through the building.The fire was knocked down some time before 1 p.m.Roughly 200 firefighters responded to the blaze.Dramatic pictures posted to social media show fire gushing out of multiple windows in the building.

Angelo Patri Middle School on Webster Avenue has been opened for any of the residents displaced by the blaze, police announced Sunday afternoon.Nigro and Adams called Sunday's disaster one of the worst fires in the city in at least three decades.RELATED:.More than 30 years ago, on March, 25, 1990, a fire was intentionally set at the Happy Land social club in the Bronx and 87 people were killed.Video circulating social media show thick smoke billowing out from the lower levels of the building where firefighters appeared to focus their attention.Asked about social media rumors of a resident jumping from the building to reach safety, the commissioner said someone may have slipped when attempting to get onto a fire ladder, but he had not received any reports of a jumper.9, 2022.

Fire marshals are on hand investigating the cause of the fire, but the commissioner said he doesn't believe investigators will deem the source suspicious.Copyright NBC New York.

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Bronx apartment fire leaves at least 19 dead, including 9 childrenOfficials say the fire at a building located at 333 East 181st Street began inside of a duplex apartment, before smoke and flames spread through the rest of the building.

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