People were seen jumping out of the windows of an apartment building in the Bronx during a fire

19 are killed – including nine children – and 32 suffered life-threatening injuries in a Bronx apartment building fire with 5 alarms: screaming families are seen climbing out of windows to escape the worst fire in New York in thirty years

  • A fire with five alarms broke out shortly before 11:00 a.m. on the third floor of a 17-story building at 333 East 181st St in Fordham Heights.
  • The fire in the Twin Parks North West complex progressed rapidly. He is now in a state of “likely to hold”.
  • At least 54 people were injured, the FDNY said. Nineteen were treated on site and another 35 were taken to nearby hospitals

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The worst fire in New York in more than 30 years claimed nine children and ten adults and dozens of others seriously injured on Sunday.

A fire with five alarms broke out shortly before 11 a.m. on the third floor of a 19-story building at 333 East 181st Street in the Bronx.

“Numerous” deaths are expected, FDNY Commissioner Dan Nigro said at a news conference.

“We didn’t know what to do.” We looked out the windows and saw all the dead bodies they were carrying with blankets, “Cristal Diaz, who lives on the fifth floor of the building, told the New York Post.

Diaz’s niece, 13-year-old Alanny, reportedly saw ‘moms faint at the sight of their dying children’.

The fire in the Twin Parks North West complex progressed rapidly. Firefighters could be seen pulling desperate victims out the windows.

More than 200 firefighters from all over the district intervened on the site. The FDNY said that the icing made it difficult for firefighters to put out the fire. At least 63 people were injured, the FDNY said.

“The impact of this fire will actually bring a level of pain and despair to the city,” Adams said during a news conference. “It will be one of the worst fires we have seen in New York City in modern times.”

Firefighters rescue the victims of a fire in the Bronx on Sunday

Firefighters rescue the victims of a fire in the Bronx on Sunday

A fire with five alarms broke out shortly before 11:00 a.m. on the third floor of a 19-story building at 333 East 181st Street.

A fire with five alarms broke out shortly before 11:00 a.m. on the third floor of a 19-story building at 333 East 181st Street.

Firefighters at the site of a fire in the Bronx.  More than 200 firefighters intervened in the emergency

Firefighters at the site of a fire in the Bronx. More than 200 firefighters intervened in the emergency

A fire with five alarms broke out shortly before 11:00 a.m. on the third floor of a 17-story building at 333 East 181st St in Fordham Heights.

A fire with five alarms broke out shortly before 11:00 a.m. on the third floor of a 17-story building at 333 East 181st St in Fordham Heights.

Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro informs the press about the terrible fire

Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro informs the press about the terrible fire

It took 200 firefighters an hour to put out the fire

It took 200 firefighters an hour to put out the fire

Firefighters help victims at the site of a massive fire in Fordham Heights

Firefighters help victims at the site of a massive fire in Fordham Heights

Nineteen were treated on site and 35 others were taken to nearby hospitals, many of which are in serious condition, officials said.

NYC Mayor Eric Adams and Nigro are there to evaluate the situation.

During a press conference, Nigro said that the door to the apartment had been opened, which led to the spread of the fire.

“The smoke conditions in this building are unprecedented,” Nigro said.

Nigro said many victims had inhaled smoke and feared there could be numerous deaths.

Firefighters stand in front of an apartment building at 333 East 181st Street in the Bronx

Firefighters stand in front of an apartment building at 333 East 181st Street in the Bronx

A fire with five alarms broke out shortly before 11:00 on the third floor of a 19-story building.

A fire with five alarms broke out shortly before 11:00 on the third floor of a 19-story building.

“The smoke conditions in this building are unprecedented,” said Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro

The commissioner added that a door had been opened in the apartment where the fire had started, allowing the fire to spread throughout the building.

The commissioner added that a door had been opened in the apartment where the fire had started, allowing the fire to spread throughout the building.

The commissioner added that the apartment where the fire occurred had an open door, which allowed the fire to spread throughout the building.

“This is a terrible, terrible, painful moment for New York City,” Adams said.

Diaz said she ran away from her apartment when she learned of the fire.

“I drank coffee in the living room and began to smell smoke. We started putting water on the towels and the bottom of the door. “Everything was crazy,” Diaz told the Post.

“We saw a pile of bodies coming out. People from my childhood were dying, “Alanny added.

“This is a terrible, terrible, painful moment for New York City,” said Mayor Eric Adams.

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