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
Deaths17
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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