Bronx apartment fire leaves 16 injured

Bronx apartment fire leaves 16 injured

Sixteen people were hurt, nine of them children, as a seven-alarm fire swept through a multistory building near the Bronx Zoo early Tuesday, drawing more than three dozen fire units and 200 firefighters to help battle the flames.

The Fire Department of NY says 23 people, including a firefighter, are hurt following a Bronx blaze.

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said firefighters arrived in less than 4 minutes and helped rescue tenants.

Photos and video showed thick black smoke billowing from the building as firefighters doused water on the roof with outside temperatures hovering in the teens.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly attacks in Kabul
Ten people were also killed in a suicide bomb attack near the compound of Afghanistan's intelligence agency in Kabul on Monday. In October, ISIS claimed responsibility for twin attacks on Shiite mosques in Afghanistan that killed almost 60 people.

This fire comes just days after 12 people were killed at 2363 Prospect Ave.in The Bronx - the city's deadliest fire in more than a quarter-century.

The multi-storey building is situated on the corner of the Commonwealth and Bronx River avenues in Van Nest.

The child's mother said in the aftermath of last week's fire that her son had a history of playing with the stove in his family's first-floor apartment, Reuters reported.

At least 12 people have been injured.

"Praying for a swift recovery for all those injured", Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.

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