Worst NYC Fire In 25 Years Kills At Least 12, Injures 4 People

worst fire in nyc historyAt 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 β€” including the cause β€” 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 β€œworst 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 β€œwe may lose others as well.”
β€œThis 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.