New York Apartment Fire: In New York, 19 people, including nine children, have been killed in a residential complex after a fire broke out in a residential building. According to officials, the injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital and relief and rescue work is going on there. According to the information, this is the first incident of such a fire in a residential area of New York in recent days.
According to eyewitnesses, people were shouting for help from the window of the multi-storey building when the fire broke out, but the fire was so severe that some of them could not get help at the right time. Giving information about the cause of the fire, officials said that the incident of fire in the building was caused by the portable electric heater.
At the same time, reacting to the matter, Mayor Eric Adams told reporters that 19 people have been confirmed dead and 63 people have been injured, many of whom are in very ‘critical’ condition. He said that this is one of the most horrific incidents of fire in his life and in the history of New York. His office tweeted regretting this tragic incident and wrote that you join me in praying for the people we have lost, especially for the 9 children who were untimely in this accident with their lives. Had to wash my hands.
As a mark of respect for the victims of the tragic fire in the Bronx on January 9, 2022, all flags shall continue to be flown at half-staff, by order of the Mayor of the City of New York, Eric Adams. Flags shall remain at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
— NYC Mayor’s Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) January 10, 2022
Significantly, the fire took place at 11 am US time on the second and third floors of a 19-story building in The Bronx. Giving information on this, the New York Fire Department told a news agency that as soon as the information was received, the department started relief and rescue operations by following the proper emergency protocol. At the same time, in case of fire, the fire department has engaged 200 of its firefighters for relief and rescue work.
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