USA: Bronx fire that killed 12 started by 3 y/o playing with stove

The fire in the Bronx that claimed the lives of 12 people and injured dozens more on Thursday night, is believed to have been caused by a three-year-old boy who was playing with the burners of a stove. According to local authorities after the mother of the child fled the burning apartment with her two children, they left the door open, thereby allowing the fire to spread quickly up the building... Еще's stairwell. Fire trucks, police and rescue teams were at the scene on 2363 Prospect Avenue, Friday morning, to assist the injured and comfort the relatives of the victims. Fernando, one of the victim's relatives, found out that his sister had lost her life in the tragic incident. «We were hoping that she was one of the injured or in the hospital or in a bus, because they took some people in a bus,» he said, adding «I found out that she was the one of the ones who passed away.» Following the fatal tragedy, the FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit set up a tent at the scene and nearby stores to share safety information with local residents. This was New York’s deadliest fire for over 25 years.

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