August 18, 2022
Residential building fire kills New York |  Globalism

Residential building fire kills New York | Globalism

A fire broke out in an apartment building in the Bronx Nova York, caused the deaths of at least 19 people, including 9 children, this Sunday (9).

According to the fire department, 63 people were injured, of whom 32 are at risk of death, mainly because they inhaled a lot of smoke. Among the wounded were other children.

Rescue workers work to rescue residents from a building in the Bronx, New York, this Sunday (9) – Photo: Scott Heins/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP

The fire started just before 11 a.m., in a duplex apartment on the second and third floors of a 19-story building located at 333 East 181st Street.

Firefighters reached the scene in just three minutes, but the flames had already spread. The fire was put out in the early afternoon.

The fire started just before 11 a.m., in a 19-story building located at 333 East 181st Street in the Bronx (Photo: Scott Heins/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP)

“This will be one of the worst fires we have seen here in modern times in the city of Nova YorkMayor Eric Adams said.

The injured were taken to five different hospitals, ABC television reported.

The television network also said that the cause of the fire is unknown, but the authorities rule out that the cause of the fire was deliberate.

Firefighters work to contain a fire in the Bronx, New York, this Sunday (9) – Image: Scott Heins/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP

governor Nova YorkShe, Kathy Hochhol, said she was “horrified by the devastating fire.”

“My heart goes out to the loved ones of all we tragically lost, all those affected and our heroic firefighters. Status Nova York with city Nova York“, he added.

Fire location in the Bronx, New York – Photo: Editoria de Artes/g1

An apartment building fire in the Bronx, New York, on Sunday (9) – Image: Scott Heins/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP

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