FDNY firefighters are calling a Sunday morning fire that claimed 19 lives, including those of nine children, the worst fire emergency since the Happy Land fire in 1990.
According to the New York Post, the four-alarm fire broke out around 11am in the Tremont section of the Bronx. It took about an hour for firefighters to get the blaze fire under control, with flames reaching almost to the top of the 19-story building.
“There were bodies being carried off every floor,” one first responder said. “It was the worst fire I saw in 30 years.”
With 32 tenants having suffered life-threatening injuries, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro says he and his team expect the number of casualties to go up.
“The last time we had a loss of life that may be this horrific was at Happy Land
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