Deadliest fire in three decades

Fire breaks out in Bronx

River Jones, JHop Times Contributor

Building burning in fire. (ABC 7 New York)

   On Jan. 9, 2022, a fire broke out in the Bronx borough of New York City.  

    The fire was caused by a malfunctioning electric space heater in the 19-story building. The flames only damaged a small part of the building, but smoke flooded stairways and hallways. It killed 17 people, including nine children. More than five dozen people were injured, and 13 were

Fire fighters looking at burned down building. (The Intercept)

hospitalized in critical condition. 

    A door on the 15th floor was supposed to be self-closing to stop the spread of the smoke, but the door stayed wide open. The fire started at 11 a.m. and wasn’t under control until 3:30 p.m. The Bronx fire was the deadliest blaze in over three decades.