Over A Dozen Injured By Fire In NY City
A major fire ripped through an apartment building in the Bronx city, New York, early on Tuesday morning when a 3-year-old boy’s screams notified his mother that a fire had broken out in their first-floor apartment in the Bronx. The New York fire officials said that the boy had been playing with the burners on the kitchen stove and when the mother fled the fiery apartment with the boy and his 2-year-old sibling, she made a deadly mistake as she left the apartment door open.
The New York Police Department said that the tragic result was the death of at least twelve people, which included at least four children and further added that it was the fatal fire in New York City in more than 25 years. Firemen further added that the blaze started at 5.30 am local time and rapidly spread to other floors in the apartment compound and more than three dozen firefighting units and 150 firefighters are battling the glare.
The jawbone chilling cold that has engrossed New York in the past few days made the job of these firemen very difficult. Many inhabitants were forced to run out into the chilly winter early morning without their shoes, jackets or caps as the fire spread rapidly and the condition of one of those wounded is stated to be life intimidating, while the rest are said to be out of danger. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said that the building’s stairway acted like a chimney as the fire burst from the apartment, spreading the flames throughout the building. The fire commissioner Nigro also reminded all New Yorkers of the fire department’s frequent messages highlighting the crucial step, which the residents must take in the event of a rapid fire.