>> The aftermath of one of New York's deadliest fires in years. At least a dozen people were killed when it tore through a building in the Bronx.>> I know I just wake up to a bunch of smoke, and that's it, man. The whole building was on fire, that's it.
>> The blaze broke out late Thursday evening and swept through a five-story apartment building just a block away from the Bronx Zoo. Officials say four people were rushed to hospital in critical condition. Among the dead a one-year-old child.>> There were people who were on the fire escape already trying to get down on their own.
That's how fast it was moving. Literally screaming, and that's how we knew it was trouble because people were screaming, fire, help, fire, help. We knew it was trouble.>> Mayor Bill de Blasio called it an unspeakable tragedy.>> This is the worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city, in at least a quarter century based on the information we have now.
>> More than 160 firefighters worked in below freezing temperatures to help evacuate residents from the building. At least 12 people were rescued from the blaze. But officials say the death toll may rise as they continue to work through the wreckage.>> And I also want to offer my prayers to all the families who have lost their loved ones this evening, who are struggling.
And I ask all New Yorkers to keep them in your prayers.