19 people died, including 9 children, in the Bronx . apartment fire

CNN – A massive fire at an apartment building in the Bronx, New York City on Sunday left 19 people dead, Mayor Eric Adams told CNN. Nine of them are children, according to a city official with direct knowledge.

The fire took 32 people to hospitals with life-threatening conditions, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said earlier on Sunday.

A total of 63 people were injured.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is not thought to be suspicious.

“This is a terrifying, terrible, painful moment for New York City, and the impact of this fire will truly bring a level of pain and despair to our city,” Adams said. me,” Adams said.

About 200 members of the New York City Fire Department were at the scene of the fire that broke out on the third floor of a 19-story apartment building. The FDNY said the fire was “extinguished”.

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The department started receiving calls about the fire just before 11 a.m.

Firefighters encountered “very heavy smoke, very heavy fire” in the corridors. Victims lay in stairs on every floor of the building, many in cardiac arrest.

“This is going to be one of the worst fires we’ve seen in modern times in New York City,” Adams said.

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