A massive fire at 2363 Prospect Avenue in Belmont claimed the lives of at least 12 people according to Pix11 News/Credit Frank Franklin II/Associated Press

A five alarm fire broke out at 2363 Prospect Avenue in Belmont aka Little Italy, just a block from the Bronx Zoo, claiming the lives of at least 12 people, including a baby, according to Pix11 News.

The first emergency call came in at 6:51PM and the blaze, in just an hour, had grown into a four alarm fire with over 160 firefighters on the scene and eventually escalated to a five alarm blaze.

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We took a look at building records and found no open violations or complaints in the building. Cause of fire has yet to be determined.

Once more details are made available, we will post them.


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