The disaster hit a building in the Bronx district this Sunday. 200 firefighters were deployed to extinguish the flames.–
At least 19 people died and about 60 were injured in a huge fire that broke out on Sunday in the New York borough of the Bronx, said the city’s mayor, Eric Adams. “This is going to be one of the worst fires we have ever witnessed in our time”said the chosen one, quoted by the New York Times.
About 200 firefighters were mobilized on the spot in the middle of the day. The firefighters identified “31 serious injuries to civilians”they tweeted around 12:30 p.m. local time.
Approximately 200 FDNY members are operating on scene of a 5-alarm fire at 333 East 181 Street in the Bronx. There are currently 19 serious injuries to civilians. pic.twitter.com/R3pnXs8NlX
— FDNY (@FDNY) January 9, 2022
In images circulating on social networks, huge flames and thick black smoke escaped from a window of a multi-storey building.
Another fire this week killed 12 people, including eight children, in a neighborhood in central Philadelphia.