The vast inferno broke out at 5:30am in a first-floor furniture store, leaving one person seriously injured as it spread upwards.
At least 16 people - including nine children - were injured when flames ripped through a four-story New York City building Tuesday, sending more than 200 firefighters racing to the scene to battle the blaze in the frigid morning. Numerous people were brought out of the building by the firefighters on scene.
Firefighters were dealing with brutally cold weather as they fought the flames. Temperatures were around -10C. Some residents were allowed to return to that building over the weekend to gather belongings.
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That blaze started after a three-year-old boy was playing with a stove.
The New York Fire Department said almost two dozen people were injured, including a firefighter.
"It will rank as one of the worst losses in a fire in many years".
That same morning, a second fire burned, also at a multistory apartment building on Knox Place in the Norwood section of the Bronx.