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    12 Die in Five-Alarm New York Apartment Fire

    “It is unspeakable, and families have been torn apart.” So said Mayor Bill de Blasio after the deadliest fire the city had seen since 1990 ripped through a Bronx apartment building last night, killing at least 12 people and critically injuring four others. Scores of firefighters worked for three hours to bring the blaze under control. City records indicate multiple reports of building violations, including a faulty smoke detector. De Blasio said 12 people were rescued from the fire and investigators are attempting to determine its cause.

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