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Deadly Bronx fire started by 3-year-old playing with stove burners

A 3-year-old boy playing with his family's gas stove started a four-alarm fire in the Bronx on Thursday that left 12 people dead and four others with critical injuries. "He had a history of playing with the burners," New York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said Friday, as reported by WABC-TV's N. J. Burkett.

The victims include a baby and several children, NBC New York reports. Speaking to reporters, Mayor Bill de Blasio called it "the worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in at least a quarter-century" and an "unspeakable tragedy."