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12 dead in NY fire, including child

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro called the fire, "historic in its magnitude," because of the number of lives lost


Associated Press

NEW YORK — New York City's mayor says 12 people have been killed in a Bronx apartment building fire including a child around a year old.

Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a briefing late Thursday that additional residents of the building were fighting for their lives with serious injuries.

About 170 firefighters fought a fatal New York City fire and rescued fleeing tenants. (Photo/AP)
About 170 firefighters fought a fatal New York City fire and rescued fleeing tenants. (Photo/AP)

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro called the fire, "historic in its magnitude," because of the number of lives lost.

The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. at a five-story building a block from the Bronx Zoo.

About 170 firefighters fought the fire and rescued fleeing tenants, working in temperatures in the teens.

 

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