At least 16 hurt in 7-alarm fire in the Bronx

At least 16 hurt in 7-alarm fire in the Bronx

At least 12 people have been injured, one seriously, in a 7-alarm fire raging through a Bronx building, according to local media.

At least 23 people are injured in a fire that breaks out in a building in the Bronx, New York City, on January 2, 2018.

The incident took place on Thursday night and has been termed as the deadliest fire to hit NY in more than 25 years. Nigro said authorities would enter the building to determine the cause of the fire once it's deemed safe. "Four people are critically injured, fighting for their lives, and there are other serious injuries as well".

The fire left 11 families, including 29 adults and 11 children, homeless.

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It took the fire crews eight hours to control the blaze on the Bronx's Commonwealth Avenue.

Another resident escaped with her two children and dog.

WABC-TV reported there were 12 apartments in the building, but the blaze appeared to have started in a furniture store on the first floor. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it the worst fire tragedy the city has seen in a quarter century.