The fire declared in a residential building in the Bronx and that leaves at least 19 fatalities, including nine children, is the most serious of those registered in the last 20 years in the United States and the second in this year 2022 that has just begun
On January 6, another similar serious event took place in the United States, in which twelve people, 8 children, and 4 adults, died in the fire that was registered in a building in Philadelphia. Apparently, the event could be caused by one of the child victims when he was playing with a lighter next to a Christmas tree. The building was divided into two houses, in which at least 26 people resided.
This is the list of the main home fires that have occurred in the US since 2002:
October 17, 2003 .- Six people die and another 15 are injured in the fire of a 35-story skyscraper of the local government in which 2,500 people worked in Chicago.
April 3, 2008 .- Ten people, including seven adolescents and two children, members of the same family, died when a fire destroyed their two-story single-family home in Brockway, in Jefferson County (Pennsylvania, USA).
December 28, 2014 .- Six people die and 10 are injured in the fire at the Wedgwood apartment building, where the elderly resided, in the Castle Hills neighborhood of San Antonio.
March 21, 2015 .- Seven brothers, between 5 and 16 years old, members of a family of Orthodox Jews, died in Brooklyn. Only the mother and one of her 15-year-old daughters survived by jumping from a second-story window in Brooklyn’s Midwood neighborhood when an electric hob failed and started a fire that quickly spread through the home.
December 28, 2017 .- Twelve people, four of them minors, die in the fire in a five-story apartment building in Bronx, New York. The flames were started by a boy who was playing with a kitchen.
August 26, 2018 .- Eight people, six of them children, die in the fire that affected at least two three-story buildings in the Hispanic neighborhood of La Villita, in Chicago.
May 8, 2019.- Six people, four children between 3 and 11 years old and two adults, die in a fire registered in an apartment in the New York neighborhood of Harlem.
December 21, 2019.- Six people die in the fire of a small apartment building in Las Vegas, Nevada. Apparently, it could be due to the use of kitchen burners that were used as heaters as some of the homes did not have heating.