The New York Daily News reports:
The deadliest New York City fire in decades killed at least 19 Bronx building residents Sunday, including nine children, FDNY sources said.
“This is a horrific, horrific, painful moment for the city of New York and the impact of this fire is going to really bring a level of just pain and despair in our city,” Mayor Adams said at the scene. “The numbers are horrific. We have over 32 people who are life-threatening at this time.”
The five-alarm blaze broke out about 10:54 a.m. in a duplex apartment spanning the second and third floors of the 19-story building at 333 E. 181st St. near Tiebout Ave. in Fordham Heights.
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BREAKING: A malfunctioning electric space heater caused the apartment fire that killed 19 people in New York City, the fire commissioner says. https://t.co/qrv9tkj6qm
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BREAKING: At least 19 dead, including 9 children, and dozens injured in 5-alarm apartment building fire in the Bronx, NYC officials say. https://t.co/aPymFNUKVk
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— NYC Mayor’s Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) January 9, 2022
DOB inspectors are currently on scene at 333 East 181 Street, Bronx, with @FDNY, @nycemergencymgt & @NYPDnews to conduct structural stability inspections throughout the building and assist with the ongoing investigation into the 5-alarm fire. https://t.co/fMNAM9mjBx
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