Four Children Among Dozen Dead in Apartment Fire Near Bronx Zoo
Twelve people, including four children, were killed in a fast-moving fire that ripped through a five-story apartment building near the Bronx Zoo on Thursday evening, fire officials familiar with the investigation told News 4 New York.
Among the dead were three girls, ages 1, 2 and 7, an unidentified boy, three women, ages 19, 37 and 63, four unidentified men, and one unidentified woman, according to police.
Officials have not yet released the names of the victims, but fire officials told News 4 at least three of the victims were members of the same family. Another victim, officials said, was found dead in a bathtub after the flames were extinguished.