A major fire that occurred in a New York City high-rise building Sunday morning has left at least 19 people dead, including nine children, according to the mayor's office.
The blaze injured more than 60 people in all. 'This is a horrific, horrific, painful moment for the city of New York,' Mayor Eric Adams said.
Mayor Eric Adams said the fire was one of the worst to happen in New York City in modern times.Approximately 200 FDNY members are operating on scene of a 5-alarm fire at 333 East 181 Street in the Bronx.19 dead, including 9 children, in"horrific" New York City fire, FDNY sources say By Caroline Linton Updated on: January 9, 2022 / 3:35 PM / CBS News Nine children and 10 adults are dead after a five-alarm fire in a residential high-rise building in the Bronx on Sunday, FDNY sources said.Reddit Email Mayor Eric Adams and FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro at the scene of a fire in the Bronx on January 9th, 2022.
(Scott Heins/Getty Images) Updated January 9, 2022 at 3:50 PM ET A major fire that occurred in a New York City high-rise building Sunday morning has left at least 19 people dead, including nine children, according to the mayor's office.Officials had reported earlier in the day that the blaze injured more than 63 people, 32 of whom were in life-threatening condition.."This is a horrific, horrific, painful moment for the city of New York," Mayor Eric Adams said during a press conference.It's unclear if that number included some of the dead."This is going to be one of the worst fires that we have witnessed during modern times here in the city of New York," he added.Fire officials did not say what sparked the blaze, but FDNY Commissioner Daniel A.at 333 East 181st Street in the Tremont section of the Bronx, on the third floor of a 19-story building.
Nigro said it did not appear to be suspicious."This is a painful moment for the city of New York and the impact of this fire is going to really bring a level of just pain and despair in our city," Adams said.Fire marshals were investigating the cause.Emergency first responders remain at the scene after an intense fire at a 19-story residential building that erupted on Sunday in the Bronx, New York City.(Scott Heins/Getty Images) According to the FDNY, about 200 of its members responded to the five-alarm fire at 333 East 181 Street in the Bronx on Sunday morning, after the department received several calls of a fire from residents in the upper floors of the high-rise building.The department said dispatchers received a call of a fire shortly before 11 a.Nigro said units arrived at the fire within three minutes of the first call of a fire at a duplex apartment in the 19-story building.Mayor Eric Adams at the scene called it "one of the worst fires in city history.
He said the fire spread because the door to the apartment was left open."This smoke extended the entire height of the building – completely unusual," Nigro said.Nigro said the fire started in a duplex apartment between the second and third floors, and it traveled up the floors."Members found victims on every floor in stairways and were taking them out in cardiac and respiratory arrest." Nigro said all of the injuries were due to severe smoke inhalation.The last time the city saw such a deadly blaze could be the , Nigro said.Approximately 200 FDNY members are operating on scene of a 5-alarm fire at 333 East 181 Street in the Bronx.
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19 Dead, Including 9 Children, In 'Horrific' New York City FireNine children and 10 adults are dead after a five-alarm fire in a residential high-rise building in the Bronx on Sunday, the FDNY said.
19 dead, including 9 children, in 'horrific' New York City fire, FDNY sources sayDaniel Nigro, the city's fire commissioner, said Sunday afternoon that 32 people had been transported to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries, predominantly from smoke. Not again☹ Add the 13 in Philly earlier this week. Sad. 😢😢😢
At Least 19 Dead In 5-Alarm Fire In The BronxAt least 19 people, including nine children, were killed in a five-alarm fire that broke out Sunday in a high-rise apartment building in the Bronx Aren’t building like that required to have sprinklers? Oh no! How sad. 19 people 😢😔
'Horrific': 19 people killed, dozens injured in massive Bronx apartment fireThe Fire Department of New York said a five-alarm fire broke out in a Bronx apartment complex on Sunday. Over 200 firefighters responded to the scene.
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.
Bronx fire ‘horrific, painful’ for New York City says Mayor AdamsA fire in the Bronx, N.Y. left over 60 people injured. The blaze caused residents to jump out of the 19 story building. Mayor Eric Adams said, 'The impact of this fire is going to really bring a level of just pain and despair in the city.' That's a same all those lives my heart goes out to the families and loved ones : there should be monthly maintenance check ups to prevent things like this so sad 😞