New Bronx fire injures 16, 9 of them children Jan 03, 2018 0 82 12345 AFPNew YorkA fire destroyed a building and injured 16 people in the Bronx on Tuesday, just days after the worst fire in New York City in 25 years killed 12 people."Our units arrived and were immediately faced with heavy fire. Numerous people were brought out of the building by the firefighters on scene. We have 16 people; seven adults and nine children, all with non life-threatening injuries," said New York City fire chief Daniel Nigro."They've all been transported, and they will all be ok, thankfully," he said.Barely four minutes after the emergency call, around 200 firefighters arrived in three dozen vehicles at 5:30 am (1030 GMT) at a three-floor, red-brick building close to the Bronx Zoo.Five hours later, the fire crews were still fighting to control the blaze on the Bronx's Commonwealth Avenue. Local media said the fire broke out in a furniture factory on the ground floor of the building.One resident told NBC news he fled the building, barefoot and barechested, with his three children into freezing temperatures that dipped as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius (10 degrees Fahrenheit).Last Thursday, another fire at an apartment block close to the Bronx Zoo was started by a three-year-old boy who was playing with stove burners. That inferno killed 12 people, four of them children.Mayor Bill de Blasio called it the"worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in at least a quarter century." Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Deep Arctic freeze keeps its grip on US Northeast Jan 03, 2018 0 413 Hollywood stars back #TimesUp war on harassment as donations roll in Jan 03, 2018 0 370 Transgenders can now sign up for US military Jan 03, 2018 0 335 Trump accuses former Clinton aide of failing to follow security protocols NYT WASHINGTON President Donald Trump made his first"Crooked Hillary" Twitter post less than 48 hours into the new year Tuesday, accusing a former Clinton aide of"disregarding basic security protocols," and calling .. Woman replaces US star news anchor shamed by sexual harassment charges AFP Washington The US television channel NBC said Tuesday it had appointed a female anchor to replace shamed star Matt Lauer, who was accused of sexual misconduct, on its signature morning show"Today." The broadcaster .. Deep Arctic freeze keeps its grip on US Northeast REUTERS NEW YORK A record-shattering arctic freeze kept its grip on the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, closing schools and affecting travel on the first business day of 2018, and forecasters warned the region could be ..