A fire that broke out in an apartment building in the Bronx has killed 12 people. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio called the fire ‘the worst fire tragedy in at least a quarter of a century.’







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12 people, including a baby, were killed early on Friday in a fire that broke out in an apartment building in the Bronx.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the fire “will rank as one of the worst losses of life to a fire in many, many years.” He added that the four other people who were critically wounded are still fighting for their lives.

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said, “People died on various floors of the apartment, ranging in age from 1 to over 50. In a department that is surely no stranger to tragedy, we’re shocked by the lives lost.”