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Bronx apartment building fire leaves 19 people dead, including 9 children - Erie News Now

Bronx apartment building fire leaves 19 people dead, including 9 children - Erie News Now
By Eric Levenson, Alaa Elassar, Laura Studley and Elizabeth Joseph, CNN

By Eric Levenson, Alaa Elassar, Laura Studley and Elizabeth Joseph, CNN A major fire in a residential apartment building in the Bronx in New York City on Sunday left 19 people dead, including 9 children, in what Mayor Eric Adams described as one of the worst fires the city has experienced in modern times.The blaze sent 32 people to hospitals with life-threatening conditions, Daniel Nigro, commissioner of the New York City Fire Department, said earlier Sunday."This is a horrific, horrific, painful moment for the city of New York, and the impact of this fire is going to really bring a level of just pain and despair in our city," Adams said.About 200 members of the New York City Fire Department responded to the fire at the 19-story building at 333 East 181st Street.

"This is going to be one of the worst fires that we have witnessed during modern times here in the city of New York," Adams said."I am horrified by the devastating fire in the Bronx today," New York Gov.

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