At least 12 people were killed and others injured after a massive fire broke out in a New York City apartment buildingThursday night.
“Tonight here in the Bronx, families have been torn apart,” Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters. The mayor called the event the “worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city.”
More than 160 firefighters were on the scene of the four-alarm fire, located at a five-story walk-up apartment house in the Bronx, just a block from the borough’s famed zoo.
Officials said that one baby died in the fire, which FDNY Commissioner Daniel Niger called “historic in its magnitude.” Four people were critically injured and others were also seriously injured. The victims range from 1 to 50 years old.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted: “We are closely monitoring the devastating fire in the Bronx. As always we are thankful for our first responders. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families tonight.
BREAKING: At least 12 people have died, 4 are critically injured after massive apartment fire in the Bronx, NYC officials say. "This tragedy is without question historic in its magnitude." https://t.co/tePO1cKcYk pic.twitter.com/OtOQc5l9h3
— ABC News (@ABC) December 29, 2017
This tragedy is, without question, historic in its magnitude. Our hearts go out to every family who lost a loved one here and everyone fighting for their lives –#FDNY Commissioner Nigro
— FDNY (@FDNY) December 29, 2017
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