FDNY Commissioner says many firefighters ran out of oxygen while fighting the Bronx apartment fire


Firefighter rescues people after a fire broke out in a building located in the Bronx, on Sunday.
Firefighter rescues people after a fire broke out in a building located in the Bronx, on Sunday. (Theodore Parisienne/New York Daily News/Getty Images)

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer thanked the firefighters who battled flames in the Bronx apartment fire Sunday.

“They always rush to danger,” he said. “They don’t worry about themselves, they just go in there.”

Schumer added it was sad to think of the children, families and immigrants who lived in the building.

“It’s such a tragedy, thinking of children, thinking of families, thinking of so many people in this building, immigrants driving to climb that ladder up, and their lives snuffed out,” he said.

Schumer said federal officials will do whatever they can.

“At the federal level, we’ll do whatever we can,” he said. “There is housing assistance, there is tax assistance, and maybe most important in this instance, immigration assistance so families can be united because many of these families have come from overseas and need to be here.”



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