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More Details About The Fatal Blaze That Killed 12 People Emerge Online

More information is coming out about the Bronx apartment building fire that killed twelve people and left four others critically injured. Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday that it looks as if the fire was started in a first-floor apartment by a three-year-old child toying with the burners on the stove.

The child's mother discovered the fire, grabbed her children, and ran out of the apartment, leaving the front door open. The building's hallway acted as a chimney that fed the fire and allowed it to spread throughout other floors.

New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro had a message for anyone else in a similar situation:

Close the door, close the door, close the door.

The fire that raged through the 1916 building is reportedly the city’s deadliest fire in 25 years. 

Emmanuel Mensah, a 28-year-old National Guard soldier on leave for the holidays, managed to rescue six people from the burning building. 

Mensah ran back in to rescue more but never came out. Authorities believe he died of smoke inhalation.

We are beginning to learn more about the fire's victims:

H/T: HuffPost, Reuters