The Worst Fires in NYC History

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Currents News Staff

Mayor Adams called Sunday’s disaster one of the worst fires in the city within the past three decades.

Here’s a look at some of the city’s worst fire tragedies.

In 2017 just days after Christmas, a fast-moving fire engulfed an apartment building located near the Bronx Zoo, killing 13 people.

In 2007, a fire in High Bridge, the Bronx, believed to have been caused by a space heater killed 10 people, most of whom were children.

And in 1990, a man set fire to the Happy Land Social Club in the Bronx, killing 87 people.