A fire destroyed a building and injured 16 people in the Bronx on Tuesday, just days after the worst fire in New York City in 25 years killed 12 people.
“Our units arrived and were immediately faced with heavy fire. Numerous people were brought out of the building by the firefighters on scene. We have 16 people; seven adults and nine children, all with non life-threatening injuries,” said New York City fire chief Daniel Nigro.
“They’ve all been transported, and they will all be ok, thankfully,” he said.
Barely four minutes after the emergency call, around 200 firefighters arrived in three dozen vehicles at 5:30 am (1030 GMT) at a three-floor, red-brick building close to the Bronx Zoo.
Five hours later, the fire crews were still fighting to control the blaze on the Bronx’s Commonwealth Avenue. Local media…