The faulty electric heater is a sample of a fire in a residential building in New York, in which 19 people were killed, including nine children, investigators determined. Dozens of people are still in hospitals today, and 13 are in critical condition. Flames caused by an electric heater on a 19-story Bronx building damaged only a small portion of the building, but smoke billowed through the apartment’s open doors down stairs and hallways, preventing large numbers of people from leaving the building, investigators said. Firefighters found victims on every floor, many died of heart failure and suffocation, said Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro. He said that it is being investigated how the fire spread and whether it was possible to do something to prevent or control the fire. The building has fire alarms, but several tenants said they initially ignored them because they are often included in a building that has 120 apartments. Yesterday’s fire claimed the most lives since 1990, when a wildfire at the Happy Land Club, also in the Bronx, killed 87 people.
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