BRONX residents were evacuated after a fire broke out in Tremont on Sunday morning.
At least 17 people were killed, including eight children, and at least 63 others were injured in the aftermath.
What happened in a Bronx apartment fire?
About 200 firefighters responded to the Jan. 9, 2022, incident in the Bronx.
The fire is thought to have been reported just before 11 a.m. in the third-floor apartment at 333 E. 181st Street.
It is not immediately clear what caused the fire, but according to the Negro it is “not suspicious.”
Residents were seen “jumping out of windows” and according to reports, about 19 people were treated on the spot, while 33 were taken to hospital for life-threatening injuries.
The heroic firefighters found the baby safe while the victims were scattered on stretchers and others were being treated by paramedics.
Of the 17 people killed in the fire, a 4-year-old child has died, police sources told The Post.
Which area of the Bronx was affected?
Traffic was stopped at 182nd and Webster Avenue.
Shocking video footage shows smoke spraying out of windows.
The New York City Emergency Management Office advised nearby residents to “avoid the smoke and close the windows.”
The 120-unit building is located near Tybout Avenue in the Tremont section of the Bronx.
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