Officials stress importance of fire safety following deadly NYC apartment inferno – WSOC Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - An enormous apartment fire within the Bronx in New York has left no less than 12 individuals lifeless, together with a baby, and others significantly injured.

The tragedy is resonating with mother and father throughout the nation and with fire officers in Charlotte who're targeted on avoiding an identical disaster in our metropolis.

[At least 12 dead in massive apartment fire in the Bronx]

Charlotte Fire Battalion Chief Rob Cannon reacted to the information Friday morning.

"Firefighters all around the nation and all around the world are going be watching that incident. It is a very tragic incident," Cannon mentioned.

The 5-story constructing in New York Metropolis was greater than 100 years outdated. Channel 9 regarded into comparable buildings in Charlotte.

"Properly, Charlotte's a more moderen metropolis and our buildings, and usually talking, (are) newer than what they're coping with up there," Cannon mentioned.

Most of Charlotte's residences had been constructed underneath fashionable constructing codes, which suggests renters in our metropolis are protected by sprinkler methods and firewalls.

"It isn't a lot of a difficulty right here, fortunately for us," Cannon mentioned.

An necessary lesson for folks is rising from the ashes in New York: Youngsters should be taught about fire safety.               

New York Metropolis Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro revealed at a press convention early Friday that investigators had decided the trigger of the fire.

"It began from a younger boy, three /2 years outdated, enjoying with the burners on the range," Nigro mentioned.

The mom ran from the apartment together with her youngsters and mistakenly left the door open permitting the fire to quickly unfold.

"It took the fire so rapidly upstairs, that individuals had little or no time to react," Nigro mentioned.

The Charlotte Fire Division provides intensive fire prevention applications for folks and faculty youngsters within the metropolis.

Officials mentioned you possibly can schedule a fire safety presentation to your faculty or group group by contacting the department online.

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Officials stress importance of fire safety following deadly NYC apartment inferno - WSOC Charlotte