Commissioner: 16 people hurt in NY fire will be OK

The fire this time

The building includes three floors of apartments over retail spaces.

The New York Fire Department said the condition of the injured was non-life threatening.

Adults and children fled from the three stories of apartments above, including a man who ran outside with no shirt and no shoes.

Over 200 firefighters battled the blaze. But fire officials say almost two dozen people, including that man and his family, have been displaced by the blaze.

"They will all be OK, thankfully", Nigro said. Nigro said authorities would enter the building to determine the cause of the fire once it's deemed safe.

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But don't let the sunny image fool you; it will still be cold outside! The brunt of the Arctic blast should hit at about 3 p.m. New Year's Day will be cold in the low 20s but because it will be breezy it will feel like the single digits most of the day.

At least 23 people are injured in a fire that breaks out in a building in the Bronx, New York City, on January 2, 2018.

The fire went to six alarms and dozens of fire vehicles were on scene as thick smoke poured out of the building and flames were through the roof.

The multi-storey building is situated on the corner of the Commonwealth and Bronx River avenues in Van Nest.

"Praying for a swift recovery for all those injured", Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted. Some residents were allowed to return to that building over the weekend to gather belongings. It was not clear when it would be habitable again.

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