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少なくとも 19 死, 含む 9 子供達, in New York City’s Worst Fire in Over 30 年, 当局者は言う

少なくとも 19 死, 含む 9 子供達, in New York City's Worst Fire in Over 30 年, 当局者は言う

少なくとも 19 people are dead and 63 others injured after a devastating fire at a 19-story high-rise in the Bronx on Sunday, according to New York City officials.

This is going to be one of the worst fires we have witnessed in modern times here in the City of New York,” Mayor Eric Adams said of the “恐ろしい” と “painfulincident at a news conference Sunday afternoon.

Mayor Adams confirmed nine children among the dead in a second Sunday afternoon press conference.

This fire began in an apartment that spans two floors, on the second and third floors of the building. It started in a malfunctioning electric space heater; that was the cause of the fire,” FDNY Commissioner Dan Nigro confirmed in the second press conference.

The fire consumed that apartment that is on two floors and part of the hallway. The door to that apartment, 不幸にも, when the residents left, was left open. It did not close by itself. The smoke spread throughout the building, thus the tremendous loss of life and other people fighting for their lives right now all over the Bronx,” 彼が追加した.

Broken windows and charred bricks mark the exterior of a 19-story residential building after a fire erupted in the morning on January 9, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Reports indicate over 50 人が負傷した.

Broken windows and charred bricks mark the exterior of a 19-story residential building after a fire erupted in the morning on January 9, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Reports indicate over 50 人が負傷した.
クレジット: スコットハインズ/ゲッティ

Governor Kathy Hochul stood by Adamsside during the latter press conference and promised to establish a victimsfund to provide victims of the fire with the assistance they need for funerals, housing, もっと.

Senator Chuck Schumer also pledged to do whatever possible at the federal level to help.

日曜日に, first responders arrived within three minutes of receiving a call about a fire that had engulfed a duplex apartment on East 181st Street in Fordham Heights, the commissioner said. 約 200 members of the New York City Fire Department had responded to the blaze around 11 午前. 現地時間.

Firefighters were initially met withvery heavy smoke and very heavy firewhen they reached the first hallway engulfed in flames, Nigro added. “This smoke extended the entire height of the building,” 彼は言った, calling the occurrencecompletely unusual.

Emergency first responders remain at the scene after an intense fire at a 19-story residential building that erupted in the morning on January 9, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Reports indicate over 50 人が負傷した.

Emergency first responders remain at the scene after an intense fire at a 19-story residential building that erupted in the morning on January 9, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Reports indicate over 50 人が負傷した.
クレジット: スコットハインズ/ゲッティ

Nigro said firefighters retrieved victims from all floors of the building, many of which were suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest due to smoke inhalation. The fire was knocked down shortly before 1 午後. 現地時間.

Officials say at least 32 people were taken to at least five Bronx hospitals with life-threatening injuries, while another nine were serious. 少なくとも 22 other people suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the blaze. One member of service was taken to the hospital for an undisclosed reason as well.

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This is indeed tragic,” Nigro told reporters at Sunday’s earlier news conference. The last time New York City experienced this level of devastation from a fire, 彼は注意した, was the Happy Land social club arson incident in 1990, which also occurred in the Bronx.

Sunday’s fire remains under investigation but currentlydoes not appear suspicious,” per Nigro.

Emergency first responders remain at the scene after an intense fire at a 19-story residential building that erupted in the morning on January 9, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Reports indicate over 50 人が負傷した.

Emergency first responders remain at the scene after an intense fire at a 19-story residential building that erupted in the morning on January 9, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Reports indicate over 50 人が負傷した.
クレジット: スコットハインズ/ゲッティ

We’ve spread the word: Close the door. Close the door. If you leave your apartment, the door should close behind you automatically, but it doesn’t always. But if you close the door, the smoke and fire spread is contained within that apartment instead of spreading out into the hall and up the stairs, and that’s what happened here, また,” he reiterated.

キャシー・ホウクル知事 said in a tweet Sunday thatthe entire State of New York standswith N.Y.C.

I am horrified by the devastating fire in the Bronx today,” wrote the governor, 63. “My heart is with the loved ones of all those we’ve tragically lost, all of those impacted and with our heroic @FDNY firefighters.

The American Red Cross has stepped in to help assist victims of the fire, city officials confirmed.

We are going to do everything we can to bring services on the ground here to give them the assistance they need as we all recover from the trauma of what we are witnessing here in the buildings behind us,” Adams said during Sunday’s news conference.

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