NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says investigators believe a Bronx fire that killed 12 was caused by a child playing with a stove.
De Blasio said Friday on WNYC that four people are still fighting for their lives following the fire Thursday night in the Bronx.READ MORE: Man And Woman Shot To Death In Gardena
The New York Police Department says those who died include girls ages 1, 2 and 7, and a boy. His age was not given.READ MORE: Local Doctors Flying Back From Super Bowl Save Woman's Life On Plane
Some residents made it down fire escapes. But the flames moved so fast that many never made it out of their apartments.
Witnesses describe seeing burned bodies being carried away on stretchers and young girls who had escaped standing barefoot outside with no coats.MORE NEWS: Rally Held Outside LA Hall Of Justice To Recall District Attorney George Gascón
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