Saturday, 20 January, 2018

A number of people reported hurt in New York City building fire

Survivors of devastating Bronx fire allowed to return to building A number of people reported hurt in New York City building fire
Glenn Montgomery | 03 January, 2018, 02:13

At least 12 people were injured early on Tuesday after a huge fire tore through an apartment building in NY, reports said. Nigro said authorities would enter the building to determine the cause of the fire once it's deemed safe.

At least 12 people have been injured. Most of the injuries appear to be not life-threatening. A firefighter was listed among the 19 people suffering minor injuries.

Blake spoke to the paper at a candle-lit vigil held outside the gutted apartment building at 2363 Prospect Ave. on Monday, adding that the toddler was often seen wandering outside the apartment building.

Another resident escaped with her two children and their dog.

It took the fire crews eight hours to control the blaze on the Bronx's Commonwealth Avenue.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: A woman and her child pause outside of their burning building as firefighters battle a 7-alarm fire on January 2, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

The child's mother said in the aftermath of last week's fire that her son had a history of playing with the stove in his family's first-floor apartment, Reuters reported.

Investigators say the fire was sparked by a child playing with a stove.

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