Status: 09.01.2022 9:51 pm
A fire in a high-rise apartment building in New York has killed at least 19 people, including children. It is not yet clear why the fire broke out in the Bronx Borough.
According to preliminary reports, a fire in a New York apartment building has killed at least 19 people. The mayor of the United States Eric Adams announced this in the evening. Nine children were among the victims. According to the local fire department, more and more people have been injured – often inhaling heavy smoke. Some of the victims are in critical condition.
The cause of the fire is unknown
According to reports, the 19-storey building, known as the Twin Apartments in the Bronx District, caught fire for an unexplained reason. However, investigators do not consider it a crime at this time.
The fire brigade also announced that a fire had broken out in the Mycenae apartment building, which includes the second and third floors. Emergency service officers found the door of the apartment open. Thus, the fire spread rapidly and the smoke spread rapidly.
The worst fire in recent history
In total, firefighters with 200 emergency services were on site. This is one of the worst fires in New York City’s recent history, said New York Fire Chief Daniel Nikro.
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