A fire inside a Belmont apartment building on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, killed 12 people, officials said.
The blaze was started by a 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a stove, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.
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Karen Francis, 37, her daughters Kylie and Kelly Francis, and her 19-year-old niece, Shawntay Young, died after the Belmont apartment fire on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, relatives said.
Charmela Francis, 7, was one of the four children killed in the Belmont apartment fire on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Her younger sister, Kylie, 2, and her mother Karen, 37, also died.
Kylie Francis, 2, died after the Belmont apartment fire on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, her aunt said. Kylie's sister, Charmela, 7, and her mother, Karen, 37, also died.
Shawntay Young, 19, was with her aunt, Karen Francis, when the fire broke out in the Belmont apartment building on Dec. 28, 2017, her mother said.
Maria Batiz, 58, and her infant granddaughter, Amora, were killed in the Belmont fire Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, a family member said.
Emmanuel Mensah, 28, an Army soldier who was visiting New York City for the holidays, was among the 12 victims of the Bronx fire. He died trying to rescue other people in the building, his sister Vanessa Mensah, 20, said Saturday.