Bronx fire quickly spread up the stairs
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NYC apartment fire quickly spread up the stairs

The deadly fire that killed 12 people in a Bronx apartment was caused by a small child playing with a cooker, fire commissioner Daniel Nigro says.

Mr Nigro said the mother had left her flat door open as she escaped, and the fire had quickly spread up the hallway from the first floor apartment.

The commissioner said people had no time to react.

  • 29 Dec 2017