A Thursday night fire in a Bronx, New York City, apartment gutted the five-story building and killed at least 12 people, including a one-year-old child.
Calling it “the worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in at least a quarter century,” NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said that this “will rank as one of the worst losses of life to a fire in many, many years.”
Four others have been critically injured in the fire, which has been put out. Rescue operations were still underway and the death toll may rise.
12 people were rescued from the building after the fire, which was called in at 6:51 pm on Thursday.
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