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Four children among 12 killed in ‘historic’ New York apartment fire

Sky News [1]
December 29, 2017

Four children are among at least 12 people who have been killed in a fire at an apartment building in New York City.

Other residents are in a critical condition after a blaze New York fire commissioner Daniel Nigro described as “historic in its magnitude” broke out at around 7pm on Thursday local time.

More than 160 firefighters were called to the five-storey building near Bronx Zoo and worked to extinguish the fire in freezing conditions, with water sprayed from hoses turning to ice on the street.

Mayor Bill De Blasio said the blaze would “rank as one of the worst losses of life to a fire in many, many years”.

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