Fire crews respond to a building fire Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
At least 12 people, including a child, were killed in a fire Thursday night at a five-story apartment building in the Bronx, one of New York City’s boroughs, officials said. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
Mayor Bill de Blasio called it the “worst fire tragedy in this city in at least a quarter century.” Four people were critically injured and others were hurt, the mayor said. He added that it’s possible that “we may lose others as well.”