The Bronx fire was the deadliest in the city in decades. Here's what made it so bad

Published January 10, 2022 at 8:16 AM EST
A firefighter carries a hose in front of a line of other first responders at the scene of a fire in a high-rise apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday.
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Emergency first responders remain at the scene after an intense fire at a 19-story residential building that erupted in the morning on Sunday in the Bronx borough of New York City.

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Here are some of the top stories we're following today:

Bronx fire: More than 60 people were injured and at least 17 people have died after a space heater caused a massive fire in a high-rise apartment building in New York City.

Djokovic's battle: An Australian court reinstated Novak Djokovic's visa, but it's still unclear whether the tennis star will be able to play in the Australian Open with a COVID-19 vaccine exemption.

Chicago schools: The city's public school system remains closed today in a dispute with the teachers union over COVID-19 protocols.

🎧 Also on Up First, our daily podcast, the U.S. and Russia are holding diplomatic talks today over Russia's growing troop presence on the Ukrainian border.

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