At least six people were killed and others were reported injured Thursday night after a massive fire broke out in a New York City apartment building, officials said.
The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) tweeted that more than 160 firefighters were on the scene of the fire, located at a five-story walk-up apartment house in the Bronx. A previous tweet from the FDNY stated “15 serious injuries to civilians reported.”
The fire reportedly broke out around close to 7 p.m. Thursday night. Temperatures are in the teens in New York, with winds making it feel like single digits.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press secretary Eric Phillips confirmed six people died, but the death toll remains unclear. Phillips tweeted the mayor is on his way to the scene.
The fire is under control, according to the fire department.
One witness, Xanral Collins, told the New York Post he saw a father running toward the building, but was unable to enter.
“I saw him screaming, ‘My babies are dead! My babies are dead!'” Collins said.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.