Twelve Killed In Deadliest New York City Fire In Quarter Century


A rapidly spreading blaze at an apartment building in New York killed 12 people in what officials said is the deadliest fire in the city in decades.

The fire broke out around 7 p.m. Thursday on a frigid winter night in the first floor of a five-story building in the Bronx and moved quickly through the roughly 100-year-old structure in the Belmont neighborhood.

The dead included a child of about 1 year old; the oldest victim was in their 50s, New York City officials said. The bodies of victims were found on multiple floors.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post · Eli Rosenberg 




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