Authorities said Sunday that the fire at an apartment building in the Bronx was caused by a “malfunctioning” electric heater placed in a bedroom.
During a press conference, New York City mayor Eric Adams confirmed that nine of the 19 victims were children.
Thefirebegins just before 11 a.m. on January 9, 2022, at 333 E 181 St.
At least 60 people have been reported as transport to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The most commonly reported injury to victims by far was severe smoke inhalation.
According to the FDNY, the fire started in an apartment on the third floor.
The fire has been described as the deadliest apartment fire in 30 years.
NYPD sent atweetadvise people in the area to avoid.
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