Published: Wed, January 03, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

23 injured in NY city fire

23 injured in NY city fire

"I woke up my husband, my kids and said listen there's a fire in the building", she told WABC. Most of the injuries appeared to be not life-threatening. "They will all be OK, thankfully", he said.

According to the reports, at least 16 people have been injured as the blaze continues to rage.

There are twelve apartments in the building.

"Our units arrived and were immediately faced with heavy fire".

The fire started in the Bronx building at about 5.30 a.m. and spread to multiple floors, reported.

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: Firefighters battle a 7-alarm fire in the Bronx on January 2, 2018 in New York City.

The multi-storey building is situated on the corner of the Commonwealth and Bronx River avenues in Van Nest. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it the worst fire tragedy the city has seen in a quarter century.

"Thank you to the @FDNY and our first responders for fighting this fire throughout the night".

Some residents were allowed to return to that building over the weekend to gather belongings.

Last Thursday, another fire at an apartment block close to the Bronx Zoo was started by a three-year-old boy who was playing with stove burners. It was not clear when it would be habitable again.

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