NYC fire victims include resident who rescued others

Family patriarch Holt Francis emerged alive from the deadly mix of smoke and flames but his prognosis on Saturday was dire

A priest in the Bronx, New York, tended to grieving families and asked for prayers for them as well as for victims of a December 28 fire, one of the deadliest in New York City and the borough's history, which left at least 12 dead and many fighting for their lives.

NYC Mayor Di Blasio held a press conference early Friday where he stated that the deadly fire was likely accidental.

Thursday's blaze is the deadliest fire in the city since 87 people were killed at a social club in 1990. "He never made it out".

The cause remained under investigation. The victims died on a number of different floors and their ages range from one to 50.

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Tenants of the building, a mix of native New Yorkers and Latino and African immigrants, scrambled down fire escapes. Four of those civilians are in critical condition, according to the fire department. Diallo says it took him a moment to realize what was happening.

The fire was put out well before midnight and the building is now being searched.

The fire started in the first-floor apartment of an old 5-story building and spread through all floors, killing 12 people. He ran out in his bathrobe, jacket and sandals.

The New York Times reports that Mensah passed away due to smoke inhalation while saving people from a burning apartment building that neighbored his own residence.

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Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a briefing late Thursday that additional residents of the building were fighting for their lives with serious injuries.

The fire was reported just before 7 p.m.at a five-story building a block from the Bronx Zoo. The Fire Department of NY said earlier that 15 people were seriously injured in the fire near the Bronx Zoo Thursday night.

An Army solider died in the Bronx inferno Thursday night - while heroically rushing in and out of the apartment building to save several other lives, his grieving dad told The Post.

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