Bronx apartment fire leaves 19 dead and dozens injured in ‘worst blaze in NYC history’

by 24britishtvJan. 10, 2022, 3:50 a.m. 14
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Bronx apartment fire leaves 19 dead including 9 children and dozens injured in ‘worst blaze in NYC history’ A DEVASTATING fire engulfed a New York apartment building today, killing 19 including nine children and injuring dozens. Mothers were seen collapsing in tears as flames raged through the 17-story building in the Bronx. Over thirty people were transported to hospitals with life-threatening injuries. The cause of the fire was due to a portable electric space heater, said NYC Fire chief Thomas J. Richardson. A door was left open, allowing the fire and smoke to spread into the hallways. "There is more to be discovered," as the investigation continues, he added. The fire reportedly started in the bedroom of a third-floor apartment, according to the FDNY. Shocking video footage showed smoke billowing out of windows. The Bronx fire at Twin Park apartments at 333 E 181st Street started just before 11am ET. Firefighters arrived at the scene within minutes of the initial 911 call. Approximately 200 firefighters were at the scene fighting the blaze and rescuing people who were trapped inside. The 120-unit affordable housing development is near Tiebout Avenue in the Tremont section of the Bronx. Stephan Beauvogui, a resident of the building, escaped with his wife and two sons. He smelled the smoke while lying down. He says his wife didn't take him seriously when he complained about the smoke at first. "Then I opened the door, and, Oh, my God!” Beauvogui added that flames and smoke were "everywhere", calling it the scariest moment of his life. "The devastating part was when we were going down the stairs, we saw dead bodies and dead dogs laying down," said a building resident tearfully. "They were trying to rescue more people and give them CPR." "I feel so bad for my neighbors lost, we're all like family." https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17268508/fire-in-bronx-ny-news-fdny-code-alarm/ The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139

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