Child playing with stove likely caused deadliest NYC fire in 25 years


The city’s deadliest inferno in more than a quarter-century was likely sparked by a young child playing with a stove in a first-floor unit, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday.

“What we think at this point is unfortunately it emanated from an accident — a young child playing with a stove on the first floor,” de Blasio said on WNYC Radio

“It spread rapidly upward … accidental from everything we can see,” the mayor said.

The fast-moving five-alarm Bronx blaze, which killed 12, including children, quickly spread to the top floor of the Prospect Avenue building in the Belmont section of the borough Thursday night.

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