Toddler Playing With Stove Sparks NYC Blaze That Killed 12

31 December, 2017, 07:19 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Toddler Playing With Stove Sparks NYC Blaze That Killed 12

The plaster and brick structure, built in 1916, had six open violations including for a defective smoke detector, The New York Times reported, though De Blasio said there was nothing problematic "as far as we can see". The apartment building at 2363 Prospect Ave., is about half a mile from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in the Bronx, the northernmost borough in New York City.

The fire started in the first-floor apartment of an old 5-story building and spread through all floors, killing 12 people. The fire started when a three-year-old child was playing with the burners on a stove top.

Some families in the apartment building are part of the parish so he rushed to the location "as soon as I could get there", he said.

Residents of a Bronx apartment building where a deadly fire broke out are describing a chaotic scene.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says investigators believe a Bronx fire that killed 12 was caused by a child playing with a stove.

The management company for the building's owner, D&E Equities, said it was talking to city officials and was "shocked and saddened" by the deaths and injuries.

A spokesman for the city's Department of Housing Preservation & Development said the 26-unit building has a "relatively low history of fix violations".

Fernando Batiz said his sister, Maria Batiz, 58, and her baby granddaughter also died, though the child's mother survived. "They were burned, even little kids on the stretchers, burned", a resident of the building told ABC station WABC in New York City.

Keep Calm! Facebook says it isn't collecting your Aadhaar data
According to reports, currently, only a small percentage of people, using Facebook on mobile are able to see this feature. But, unperturbed by these developments, Facebook has asking news users to use the details as per their Aadhaar card .

Twum Bredu (BREH'-doo) says Mensah had recently graduated from Army National Guard boot camp. When the flames erupted, the boy's mother escaped the apartment with her two children, but forgot to close the door behind her. Stewart-Francis' husband, Holt Francis, was hospitalized, the family said.

At least 20 people scrambled out via fire escapes on a bitterly cold night, but others could not. One family is still looking for a missing son, according to WABC.

Mayor de Blasio told CNN on Friday, "This is a bad tragedy in the middle of the holidays". But the flames moved so fast, spreading through every floor of the building within minutes, that many never made it out of their apartments.

Except for the September 11 terror attacks, it was the city's deadliest fire since 87 people were killed at a social club fire in the Bronx in 1990.

The cause remained under investigation. Four of those civilians are in critical condition, according to the fire department.

One family lost four members: Karen Stewart-Francis; her daughters, 2-year-old Kiley Francis and 7-year-old Kelly Francis; and their cousin, 19-year-old Shawntay Young, relatives said.

Some tenants of the building climbed down fire escapes.

Recommended:



Popular

Powerball jackpot hits $384 million for Saturday drawing
A previous version of this article misidentified the date of the next Powerball drawing. Both lotto games had their most recent jackpot wins in late October.

Nifty reclaims 10500, Sensex up 40 points in opening trade
Back home, markets began the day on a flat note and traded in a narrow band for the first half of the trading session. The benchmark had crossed the 34, 000 mark on December 26, riding on a rally of high closings the entire year.

Truth, work and growth will be three mantras of our party: Rajinikanth
Giving a word of advice to his fans, he asked them to take care of their children and parents and make this their first priority. If we step on the battlefield, we should win the war. "We will see when the war comes and war is nothing but an election.

Northeast Kansas to ring in New Year with dangerously low wind chills
People throughout Green Country are dealing with a blast of cold air right now and it's going to get colder Saturday night. With temperatures in the single digits and wind chills even lower, people are bundling up if they choose to head outside.

Gunman dead after shooting multiple people at business in Long Beach, California
While they have found multiple casualties, the police said that they longer considered it to be an active shooting scene. At least two people died Friday when a gunman opened fire at a Long Beach, Calif., law office, police said.

Colorado Rockies Land Wade Davis as New Closer
Davis , 32, reached free agency after three solid years as a closer, two with Kansas City and the last with the Cubs. The 31-year-old Davis played with the Cubs in 2017 and was the club's only all-star representative in 2017.

Police officers killed in shooting outside Egypt church
It also said there was a separate attack on a store in the same neighborhood of Helwan that killed two Copts. The gunman had tried to storm the building when police shot him dead, police officials said.

Apple sorry for slowing iPhones, cuts battery price by $50
Just a month ago (before the launch of the iPhone X), the Korean authorities raided Apple's offices in the country. Apple says users began reporting slower performance in the fall, when iOS 11 was released.

Uber's valuation could be significantly slashed after SoftBank deal
The offer values Uber at $48 billion, down from the company's $68 billion valuation in June 2016. Kalanick, who had been trying to retain some control over the company he helped found.

Auburn alum Tim Cook tops $100 million in income for 2017
Cook's predecessor, the founder of Apple Steve Jobs had his own private jet that was gifted to him during 2000 by Apple . Adding $89.2 million in equity award , Cook brought home a whopping $ 102 million in 2017, minus compensations .