12 dead in fast-moving New York City apartment fire
December 29, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve people were dead and four more were fighting for their lives late Thursday after a fire swept through a Bronx apartment building on one of the coldest nights so far this winter, city officials said.
The victims included a child around a year old, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a briefing outside the building.
"We may lose others as well," he said.
Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro called the fire, "historic in its magnitude," because of the number of lives lost. Excluding the Sept. 11 attacks, it was the worst fire in the city since 87 people were kille...