New York: Killed and injured in a huge fire in a building

At least 63 people were injured during a fire that broke out in a building in the Bronx borough • According to reports from the US, 32 of them were in “life-threatening” condition and another 9 were in critical condition • 200 firefighters assisted in extinguishing and rescuing: Due to improper use of heat spreader

19 people, including 9 children, perished last night (Sunday) in a fire that broke out in a 19-story residential building in the Bronx borough of New York. According to reports in the US, 63 people were injured, 32 of them in “life-threatening” condition and another 9 in critical condition. 200 firefighters assisted in the firefighting and rescue operations.

Firefighters and rescue crews were called to the scene around 11:00 a.m. (US time). At 1:00 p.m., firefighting efforts were successful – and crews took control of the fire. He added: “This is a terrifying and painful moment for New York City. “This fire will cause great pain and despair in our city.”

New York fire scene | Photo: ap
Fire in a building in New York (Photo: ap)
The building where the lighting started in New York | Photo: ap

Preliminary findings indicate that the door of the apartment where the lighting began, which is located on the second and third floors, remained open and allowed the thick smoke to come out and disperse into the stairwell. Daniel Negro, one of the firefighters on the scene, said at a briefing reporters that victims were found in the stairwell on each floor, some of whom apparently suffered from smoke inhalation and were unable to find their way down. Negro added that the fire apparently broke out due to the use of a “faulty electric heat spreader”.

Fire in a building in New York (Photo: reuters)
Wounded in a fire in New York | Photo: reuters
Fire in a building in New York (Photo: reuters)
Firefighter at a fire in New York | Photo: reuters

Asked if people may have jumped out of windows during the fire, Negro said some may have fallen in an attempt to climb ladders placed by firefighters. He added that he did not hear any reports of anyone jumping out of the window before firefighters arrived.

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