19 dead, including 9 children, in NYC apartment fire

19 dead, including 9 children, in NYC apartment fire

NEW YORK (AP) — Nineteen people, including 9 children, have been killed in an apartment fire in New York City in one of the worst blazes in decades. A senior adviser to Mayor Eric Adams confirmed the total death toll Sunday to The Associated Press. A city official who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed the number of children dead. Dozens of people were injured in the Bronx fire, and at least 13 people were still in critical condition. According to the FDNY, approximately 200 firefighters responded to the scene.

Photo: Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal fire at an apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in New York. The majority of victims were suffering from severe smoke inhalation, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)