Deadly Fire Rips Through Bronx Apartment Building

StoryfulNewsPublished: December 29, 2017
Published: December 29, 2017

Twelve people died on December 28 after a fire ripped through a Prospect Avenue apartment building in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York. “This is the worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city – it will rank as one of the worst losses in a fire in many years,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. According to the New York Post, the fire started just after 7 pm and quickly grew to a four-alarm blaze with more than 170 firefighters responding. At least 15 people were initially reported injured and witnesses saw people trying to run into the building to rescue inhabitants. At the time of writing, the fire was still active. Credit: Facebook/José Miguel Molina via Storyful

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