'Horrific': 19 people killed, dozens injured in massive Bronx apartment fire

1/9/2022 11:14:00 PM

'Expect there to be numerous fatalities': Over 60 hurt in massive Bronx apartment fire

'Expect there to be numerous fatalities': Over 60 hurt in massive Bronx apartment fire

The 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.

| USA TODAY At least 19 people, including nine children, were killed and dozens were injured in a five-alarm fire that ignited at a Bronx apartment complex on Sunday, officials said.Bronx apartment building Sunday afternoon.01:28 Share this - copied A fire in the Bronx, N.12:36pm A fire broke out in a Bronx building Sunday morning, leaving numerous people seriously injured.

Stefan Ringel, a senior adviser to Mayor Eric Adams, confirmed the death toll to the Associated Press, while a city official who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed the number of children dead.The fire broke out on the third floor of the 19-story Twin Parks North West complex in New York City's West Bronx around 11 a.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.m.The blaze caused residents to jump out of the 19 story building., according to the Fire Department of New York.on Sunday.A five-alarm fire is the largest response to a blaze.Footage from social media shows firefighters attempting to scale numerous ladders in order to save people.

The fire department, which said there were over 200 members responding to the scene, said the fire was under control as of 1:27 p.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.9, 2022.m.ET.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.At least 32 people were hospitalized, and officials said most of the injuries came from people suffering from smoke inhalation.The Bronx hasn't had this"horrific" of a fire since the Happy Land fire in 1990 , which killed 87 people, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.Roughly 200 firefighters responded to the blaze.Footage posted online shows firefighters on the scene scaling ladders in what appears to be an effort to rescue people from the building.

"This is a horrific, epic, painful moment for the city of New York.The impact of this fire is going to really bring a level of pain and despair in our city.RELATED:.The numbers are horrific," Adams said."This is going to be one of the worst fires that we have witness during modern times here in the city of New York." 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..

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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.

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 😞

Horrific Bronx fire leaves numerous people injuredThe blaze is at 333 E 181st St, a 19-story building in the West Bronx.

Multiple Deaths Feared as Bronx Blaze Leaves Dozens With Serious InjuriesA Sunday morning Bronx fire that broke out in a 19-story building left at least 32 people seriously hurt, officials said, in what was quickly dubbed one of the worst blazes in recent New York City history

'Numerous' fatalities anticipated in 5-alarm Bronx fire, FDNY commissioner saysNew York City officials say they are expecting multiple fatalities at the site of a five alarm fire in the Bronx Sunday, where at least 63 people were injured. 🙏🤞💞 I cringe at what we may learn in the days ahead...no smoke alarms, no sprinklers, not up to code, someone paying off someone. What a tragedy

32 people in 'life-threatening condition' after Bronx apartment fire“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 fire alarm should of went off.