The number of seriously injured by mega fire in the Bronx rises to more than 60

FDNY, the main US municipal fire department.

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More than 60 people were seriously injured in a building fire in the Bronx, which was attended by about 200 elements of the New York Fire Department.

The first report of the accident was made by the FDNY that sent a first number of injuries of 19 people, which rose to more than 30 in an hour and ended with more than 60.

The events occurred in the building at 333 181 East Street, authorities said. This is a five-alarm fire.

Authorities reported that several of the injured were due to smoke.

The FDNY had first reported 19 injuries, but the number increased later. Some 200 firefighters work in the accident.

New Mayor Eric Adams, as well as Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro, attended the scene.

“The smoke conditions in this building are unprecedented,” Nigro told a news conference.