Fire in New York City apartment building leaves 19 dead, including 9 children

Firefighters at the scene of an apartment fire in the Bronx on Sunday.
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A fire that tore through an apartment building in New York City's Bronx borough on Sunday morning left 19 people, including nine children, dead.

At least 63 people were injured, most from smoke inhalation, and 32 people have been hospitalized with life-threatening conditions, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. The fire started shortly before 11 a.m., and was caused by a malfunctioning space heater in the bedroom of an apartment, Nigro said. CNN reports that the 50-year-old building has 120 units.

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