On Thursday evening, December 28th, an apartment building fire in the Bronx tragically claimed the life of 12 people in New York City. Several others were injured, some suffering critical injuries.
The youngest victim was a 1-year-old child, who was found dead in her mother’s arms, and the other victims ranged from ages 2-63. The fire, which was caused by a young child playing with the stove, was described as the “worst fire in New York City in more than 25 years.”
Only days after the deadly fire, another inferno hit the Bronx.
According to NBC New York, a fire blazed through a multi-level building on Tuesday morning, January 2nd. The fire reportedly started in a furniture store, then quickly spread to some apartments in the same building.
Thankfully, no deaths have been reported. 22 civilians, including 9 children, and 1 firefighter were injured as a result of the inferno.
The severity of their injuries is unclear, but all of the victims are expected to survive.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown. If more information is released, this article will be updated accordingly.
Please pray for all of those injured in the fire. In other recent news, an Amber Alert was issued for two children after their mother was found dead.