Dramatic Images: Seven-Alarm Fire Rages in NYC

03 January, 2018, 01:54 | Author: Kim Reid
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A fire destroyed a building and injured 16 people in the Bronx on Tuesday, just days after the worst fire in New York City in 25 years killed 12 people. Local media said the fire broke out in a furniture factory on the ground floor of the building.

Some family members of the victims in Thursday's deadly Bronx fire want the parents of the toddler who caused the blaze to be held accountable, the New York Post reported.

When asked about the injured, Nigro said "They will all be OK, thankfully".

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One resident said he fled the building with no shirts and no shoes - only his three young children.

More than 200 firefighters battled the blaze. None of the injuries are life-threatening, officials said.

"Our units arrived and were immediately faced with heavy fire".

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The multi-storey building is situated on the corner of the Commonwealth and Bronx River avenues in Van Nest. He said nine children and seven adults were taken to hospitals.

Mayor Bill de Blasio called it the "worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in at least a quarter century".

All of the residents of the building were believed to have been evacuated as well.

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The massive fire comes less than a week after another fire, caused by a child playing with a stove, killed at least 12 people, including several children. It was not clear when the building would be habitable again.

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