A BRONX apartment fire killed at least 19 people, including 9 children.
The fire begins just before 11 a.m. on January 9, 2022, at 333 E 181 St.
33 victims were 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 a tweet advise people in the area to avoid.
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Which areas are affected?
Traffic was stopped at 182 and Webster Avenue, in the Bronx.
Shocking video shows smoke spewing from apartment building windows
New York City Office of Emergency Management advise the people nearby on Twitter to “avoid smoke, close windows.”
The 120-unit building is located near Tiebout Avenue in the Tremont neighborhood of the Bronx.
What is the main cause of the deaths of the victims?
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro spoke at a news conference after the tragedy, saying that most of the the victims unable to cope with severe smoke inhalation.
Firefighters “found victims on every floor and are taking them out in cardiac and respiratory arrest,” Nigro said.
“It’s unprecedented in our city. We anticipate a lot of deaths.”
More than fifty people were injured
Senior Advisor to Mayor Eric Adams, Stefan Ringel, confirm the death toll on Sunday afternoon.
Along with those who died, more than 5 dozen people were injured with 13 still in critical condition at a local hospital, according to Ringel.
“We expect more deaths,” said FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro.
‘One of the worst fires’
Officials have declared the Bronx apartment building that caught fire was “one of the worst fires“in the history of New York City.
Said to be the deadliest apartment fire in 30 years.
How many people died?
At least 19 victims were confirmed dead after the fire this morning.
Nine of the reported deaths were children.
It is reported that 33 others have been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
How many people were injured?
According to reports, 33 people were transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
However, the total number of injured victims has yet to be confirmed.
19 victims have been confirmed dead. Nine of those who died are believed to be children.
What did the FDNY say?
According to the FDNY, the fire started in a third-floor apartment.
About 200 FDNY members are active at the scene of the 5-alarm fire at 333 East 181 Street in the Bronx, the FDNY said in a tweet.
In a later update, the FDNY said 19 people were treated at the scene with others taken to five separate hospitals.
FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro also said that the department does not believe the origin of the fire is suspicious, although it remains unclear what caused it.
What did Mayor Eric Adams say?
Mayor Eric Adams described the deadly inferno as “one of the worst fires we’ve seen here in modern times in New York City.”
“The numbers are appalling,” the Mayor said.
What caused the fire?
FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said that while the source of the fire is currently unclear, it is “not suspicious.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17270207/bronx-fire-latest-updates-deaths-east-181-street/ At least 9 children out of 19 died in hell at 333 East 181st Street and dozens more were injured