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Terrifying Photos Of How Residents And Responders Are Handling The Horrific Fire In The Bronx

The Bronx fire comes just days after a fire at a Philadelphia apartment building that killed 12 people, eight of whom were children.

Posted on January 10, 2022, at 5:52 p.m. ET

At least 17 people, eight of them children, have died and dozens were hospitalized in critical condition following a "horrific" apartment-complex fire in the Bronx, New York City officials said. These photos capture the devastation the fire brought.

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Emergency first responders remain at the scene of an intense fire at a 19-story residential building that erupted in the morning on Jan. 9, 2022, in the Bronx borough of New York City.

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A view of the Bronx apartment building after it was gutted by a fire on Jan. 9, 2022.

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Emergency personnel work at the scene of the fatal fire on Jan. 9, 2022. The majority of victims were suffering from severe smoke inhalation, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

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Firefighters work outside the apartment building on Jan. 9, 2022.

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Broken windows and charred bricks mark the exterior of the 19-story residential building that erupted in fire on Jan. 9, 2022.

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Thirty people, including several children, were critically injured, with firefighters making dramatic rescues using tower ladders after a fire broke out inside a third-floor duplex apartment in the Bronx on Jan. 9, 2022.

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Neighbors watch firefighters from their windows after the deadly apartment fire in the Bronx on Jan. 9, 2022.

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Emergency first responders remain at the scene at the 19-story residential building in the Bronx that erupted in fire on Jan. 9, 2022.

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A firefighter carries a child out of the high-rise fire on Jan. 9, 2022.

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Firefighters hoisted a ladder to rescue people through their windows after a fire broke out inside the apartment building.

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Cleanup and recovery workers gather in front of the Bronx apartment building a day after a fire swept through the complex, killing at least 17 people and injuring dozens of others.

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Tape around the building where a deadly fire killed at least 17 people.

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Emergency personnel respond to the high-rise fire at 333 E. 181 St. in the Bronx on Jan. 9, 2022.

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People gather in front of a Bronx apartment building a day after a fire swept through the complex.

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Members of the media are set up outside the apartment building in the Bronx on Jan. 10, 2022.

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams holds a news conference on Jan. 10, 2022, outside the 120-unit apartment building.


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