(CBS NEWS) – Nine children and 10 adults are dead after a five-alarm fire in a residential high-rise building in the Bronx on Sunday, the FDNY said.
Approximately 200 FDNY members are operating on scene of a 5-alarm fire at 333 East 181 Street in the Bronx. There are currently 31 serious injuries to civilians. pic.twitter.com/yrTYwOfonH
— FDNY (@FDNY) January 9, 2022
The FDNY commissioner said that an electric space heater may have caused the blaze. In total, 63 people were injured.