NEW YORK (Reuters) – Twelve people were killed, including an infant, and four were critically injured on Thursday in a fire in an apartment building in New York City’s borough of the Bronx, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

“People died on various floors of the apartment, ranging in age from 1 to over 50,” city Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro told reporters at a news conference with the mayor.

“This tragedy is without question historic in its magnitude.”

In a message to New Yorkers, de Blasio said, “Hold your families close

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