At least 12 people, including at least three children under the age of 10, were killed in a fire Thursday night at a five-story apartment building in the Bronx, one of New York City’s boroughs, officials said.
Details about the deadly blaze — including the cause — remain unclear. Here’s what we know:
A 1-year-old, a 2-year-old and a 7-year-old are among those killed, according to the NYPD.
Mayor Bill de Blasio called it the “worst fire tragedy in this city in at least a quarter century.”
Four people were critically injured and others were hurt, the mayor said. He added that it’s possible that “we may lose others as well.”
“This will rank as one of the worst losses of life to a fire in many, many years,” de Blasio said in a Thursday press conference.