At least 12 dead in Bronx apartment building fire

De Blasio said the death toll ranked as

At least six people have died in a massive fire at a five-story apartment building near the Bronx Zoo in New York City.

While fleeing, she left the door open to the first-floor apartment, which caused the fire to then immediately spread up the stairs to the fifth floor in the building.

"I don't know what to do, and I don't know how to feel", Stewart-Francis' mother, Ambrozia Stewart, told The New York Times. "It started from a young boy, 3½ years old, playing with the burners on the stove", he said at a news conference.

Authorities said the flames broke out on the first floor of the building and quickly spread up through the five-story, 25-unit structure. "Say something. You leave the door open and just say, "fire, fire, fire" you're not saying anything else?"

She then rushed to the Jacobi Medical Center where she got the awful news, "That's when I find out they all dead".

Three of the victims were children aged 1, 2 and 7. At least four others were injured.

Firefighters work at the scene of an apartment fire in the Bronx, New York on Thursday.

Mensah lived with friends of his father - a married couple and their four children. "Based on the research we have at this moment, it does not appear there was anything problematic about the building or the fire safety in the building". "God rest their souls, they're lovely".

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"I was calling my daughter to see where she is-accidentally she [was] upstairs at her aunt's". "We are hoping that it's him, one of them is him".

More than 160 firefighters responded to the four-alarm blaze.

No self-closing door violations were issued during an inspection in August, though the city would not have examined every apartment, Creegan said.

Self-closing doors, which swing shut on their own to keep fires from spreading, were also supposed to have been installed, said city Housing Preservation and Development Department spokesperson Matthew Creegan.

"In a department that's certainly no stranger to tragedy, we're shocked at this loss", he said on Twitter.

"We get 75 to 100 referrals per year of children who are fascinated with fire, playing with fire", he said. Investigators will look at whether the door to the apartment was defective or if an obstruction prevented it from closing, he said.

But Nigro said there was nothing unusual about the structure of the building that would have made it especially prone to such a disaster, a point that Mayor Bill de Blasio, D, reiterated later on WNYC radio.

"When I saw it on the news this morning I started crying", said Nancy Clark, a 42-year-old Bronx resident, who came to the scene Friday to donate blankets, phone chargers and toiletries to the families who had been displaced.

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