At least 6 killed in Bronx apartment fire

Over 160 New York firefighters are battling a 5-alarm blaze inside a Bronx apartment that has left at least six people dead and many more seriously injured.

The fire started before 7:00pm on Prospect Avenue near East 187th Street on the third floor of a five-story building, WABC reported.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is on his way to the scene for a briefing.

Firefighters have the fire under control. FDNY initially reported 15 serious injuries, and local media has reported at least 12 critically injured. Victims have been transported to Jacobi Medical Center and St. Barnabas Hospital.

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