A fire broke out Sunday morning in a 19-story building in the Bronx borough of New York: 19 people died, including 9 children, and 44 were injured. Of those, 13 are in serious condition. It appears that a stove malfunction in a third-floor apartment caused the fire, but investigations are still underway to determine the cause. It is the worst fire in New York since 1990, when 87 people died in a fire that broke out in a nightclub, also in the Bronx.
According to the reconstruction, the tenants on the third floor of their apartment fled, leaving the doors open, which facilitated the spread of fire. The fire alarm would sound again and again in the other apartments, but it was not taken seriously at once, because it rings a lot even when there are no fires: the building tenant He said the The New York Times He plays five or six times a day. The building was mainly inhabited by African Americans and immigrants: it was built in 1972 and had no stairs to escape the fire.
It took about 200 firefighters to put out the flames: Their leader, Daniel Negro, said his teams found dead or injured people on every floor of the building.
Collapse: At least 63 people are injured after a building fire in the Bronx, New York. pic.twitter.com/tWMb8TT42l
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