NY fire injures 23, including nine children

Trevor Jackson
January 3, 2018

The fire started on the first floor of a building on Commonwealth Avenue and East Tremont Avenue in the Van Nest section just after 5:30 a.m.

The Fire quickly spread through the four-story building in the Bronx Tuesday morning. "Four people are critically injured, fighting for their lives, and there are other serious injuries as well".

The blaze comes only days after the deadliest residential fire to hit New York City in at least a quarter century killed 12 people in a Bronx apartment building.

"They've all been transported, and they will all be ok, thankfully", he said, noting there were at least nine children among the injured.

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Dozens of fire trucks were at the scene as thick smoke poured out of the building and flames were through the roof. She was getting ready for work when she smelled smoke. She escaped with her two children and dog.

There are no reports of anyone missing at this moment.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

It was also reported that at least 150 firefighters were battling the fire.

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