New York, Dec 29 (AP) The New York City mayor’s press secretary says at least six people have died in a blaze at a Bronx apartment building on a frigid night, and several more have been injured. Also Read - After Pet Cats, 4 Tigers And 3 Lions of Bronx Zoo Test COVID-19 Positive in New York
Press Secretary Eric Phillips says the eventual toll is still uncertain. The Fire Department of New York said earlier that 15 people were seriously injured in the fire near the Bronx Zoo last night. Also Read - New York City to Convert Hotels Into Hospitals For Non-coronavirus Patients
About 170 firefighters are at the five-story, walk-up apartment house. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’- zee-oh) also plans to head there. Also Read - Hina Khan Paints New York City Orange With Her Stunning Pictures And Here's The Proof
Temperatures are in the teens in New York, with winds making it feel like single digits.
One of the deadliest fires in recent memory happened elsewhere in the Bronx in 2007. Nine children and one adult died in a blaze sparked by a space heater. (AP) CK
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