NYC fire: Bronx apartment fire leaves at least 19 dead, including 9 children

1/9/2022 11:27:00 PM

At least 19 people are dead, including nine children in a Bronx apartment fire on Sunday in a building at 333 East 181st Street in the Fordham Heights neighborhood.

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Officials say the fire at a building located in the Bronx borough of New York City began inside of a duplex apartment, before smoke and flames spread through the rest of the building.

At least 19 people are dead, including nine children in a Bronx apartment fire on Sunday in a building at 333 East 181st Street in the Fordham Heights neighborhood.

More than five dozen people were injured and 13 people were still in critical condition in the hospital, Ringel said.FDNYNigro reported that 32 people were taken to hospitals in life-threatening conditions 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.

said at a press conference. A five-alarm fire inside of an apartment building in the Bronx has left 32 people in life-threatening condition, in what officials say may be one of the worst fires in recent history in New York City.A source in the Department of Buildings told FOX 5 that there didn't appear to be any major violations in the past at the building, just a few elevator violations and some safety issues with an exterior renovation project several years ago that were resolved.

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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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Bronx apartment fire Sunday in a building at 333 East 181st Street in the Fordham Heights neighborhood.Bronx apartment building Sunday afternoon.Reddit Email Mayor Eric Adams and FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro at the scene of a fire in the Bronx on January 9th, 2022.| 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.

Stefan Ringel, a senior adviser to Mayor Eric Adams, confirmed the death toll Sunday to The Associated Press, while a city official who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed the number of children dead. More than five dozen people were injured and 13 people were still in critical condition in the hospital, Ringel said. 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. Officials say the five-alarm NYC fire began inside a duplex located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the 19-story apartment building just before 11 a. The fire began shortly before 11 a.m. on Sunday. According to FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro, smoke from the fire ran the entire height of the building, and responding firefighters found victims in stairwells on every floor of the building. A five-alarm fire is the largest response to a blaze.

 Most of the victims suffered from severe smoke inhalation. 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. Roughly 200 firefighters reported to the scene where they found victims "on every floor, in stairways,” undergoing cardiac and respiratory arrest, according to Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, who said this was "unprecedented in our city. Flames pour out of a Bronx apartment in a fire that killed at least 19 people on Sunday. Nigro reported that 32 people were taken to hospitals in life-threatening conditions 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.  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. "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. BRONX FIRE UPDATE: Massive apartment complex leaves more than 60 people injured - dozens seriously.  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.  Roughly 200 firefighters responded to the blaze.  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.

Over 30 'serious injuries' after massive Bronx fire A five-alarm fire inside of an apartment building in the Bronx has left 32 people in life-threatening condition, in what officials say may be one of the worst fires in recent history in New York City. Injuries from the fire include 32 people with life-threatening injuries, 9 people in serious condition, and 22 people with non-life-threatening injuries.  RELATED:.  Roughly 200 firefighters responded to the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation but it was not believed to be suspicious in nature. A source in the Department of Buildings told FOX 5 that there didn't appear to be any major violations in the past at the building, just a few elevator violations and some safety issues with an exterior renovation project several years ago that were resolved." Approximately 200 FDNY members are operating on scene of a 5-alarm fire at 333 East 181 Street in the Bronx.

The 120-unit is one of multiple buildings in the Twin Parks Northwest complex and was built in 1973 as part of a project to build modern, affordable housing throughout the Bronx. New York Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted:  "I am horrified by the devastating fire in the Bronx today." The Red Cross arrived at the building to help the victims and support rescue crews.  Crews were seen wheeling cases of water to the scene. Sunday's fire was the deadliest fire at a U.

S apartment building since , according to data from the National Fire Protection Association. That fire was blamed on a preschooler playing with a stove. RELATED: .