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Bronx Fire Kills at Least 17, Including Children

Roughly 200 firefighters responded to the scene after a fire broke out at a 120-unit apartment building. Officials said it was caused by a space heater, sparking one of New York City’s worst fires in recent memory.

“This is crazy. Two separate floors, how did that happen?” “It started in a malfunctioning electric space heater. That was the cause of the fire. The fire consumed that apartment that is on two floors and part of the hallway.” “They telling them to ‘help me. She got a baby.’ I heard her, she like, ‘Help me, I got a baby.’ Can’t see nothing now. This is crazy, on a Sunday morning.”

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Bronx Fire Kills at Least 17, Including Children

By Axel Boada and Nailah Morgan January 9, 2022

Roughly 200 firefighters responded to the scene after a fire broke out at a 120-unit apartment building. Officials said it was caused by a space heater, sparking one of New York City’s worst fires in recent memory.

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