Over a dozen people were injured in a fire that occurred around 7 a.m. on January 2, 2018 in The Bronx. Firefighters believe that the fire started around 5:30 a.m. It took over 200 firefighters to put out the fire. Sixteen people were injured. Nine of the people who were injured were children. None of these people have life-threatening injuries.
The bitter cold made it difficult for the firefighters to put out the fire. There were icicles on the power line. According to the Red Cross, 23 people have lost their homes due to the fire. Residents were forced to wait outside while the firefighters put out the fire. A city bus eventually came, and people sat on the bus while the fire was being put out.
One person who managed to escape the father had three small children. He stated that the smoke was so heavy that they were lucky that they managed to escape. He also stated that the only thing that he had with him when he escaped the fire was his children. He did not have any shirt or shoes. Fortunately, someone let him borrow a pair of shoes.
Another woman described the horror she experienced when she found out about the fire. She stated that she was getting ready to go to work when she smelled smoke. She escaped the fire along with her two children and dog.
No one knows what caused the fire. This fire happened just days after New York City had its one of its deadliest fires in history. Experts believed that the fire started after a three-year-old boy played with burners.
Authorities stated that they will investigate the cause of the fire once it is safe to enter the building. There have been no reports of people missing from the fire.