2022 Bronx apartment fire

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2022 Bronx apartment fire
DateJanuary 9, 2022
Timec. 10:55 a.m.
Location333 East 181st Street, Fordham, The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Coordinates40°51′14″N 73°53′53″W / 40.85389°N 73.89806°W / 40.85389; -73.89806Coordinates: 40°51′14″N 73°53′53″W / 40.85389°N 73.89806°W / 40.85389; -73.89806
TypeHigh Rise Fire
CauseMalfunctioning electric space heater
Non-fatal injuries60+

On the morning of January 9, 2022, a fire happened at an apartment building in The Bronx, New York City, United States. Seventeen people were killed. At least 60 other people were injured.[1][2][3][4]

It is New York City's most deadly fire since the Happy Land fire in 1990.[5][6] Not including fires that took place at nursing homes, it is the third-deadliest residential fire in U.S. history.[7]

It was said that the fire was caused by space heaters in the building.[8] The building's smoke detectors and emergency fire escape doors are also being investigated.[8]

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  3. Kvetenadze, Téa. "Bronx Fire Leaves "Numerous Fatalities" Expected, More Than 60 Injured". Forbes. Retrieved 2022-01-09.
  4. "19 dead, including 9 children, in NYC apartment fire". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Archived from the original on 2022-01-10. Retrieved 2022-01-09.
  5. "32 sustain 'life threatening' injuries in massive fire at NYC apartment building; 60+ hurt in total". ABC7 New York. 2022-01-09. Retrieved 2022-01-09.
  6. "10 adults, 9 children dead in 5-alarm Bronx fire". NBC News. Retrieved 2022-01-09.
  7. "Deadliest fires in apartment buildings". National Fire Protection Association. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  8. 8.0 8.1 CNN, Susannah Cullinane. "Space heater blamed after 19 die in one of the worst fires in modern New York history". CNN. Retrieved 2022-01-10.