World Bulletin / News Desk
The blaze broke out in a five-story building's third floor and quickly spread near the Bronx Zoo and a college.
Eric Phillips, press secretary for New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio, said there were 12 fatalities but the death toll was still uncertain and it may rise.
"Will be more. Horrible. Fire Commissioner on scene. Mayor here shortly,” Phillips wrote in a tweet.
Mayor de Blasio, en route to the scene, is expected to speak at a press conference.
New York City Fire Department (FDNY) said more than 160 firefighters were on the scene and battling the flames in bone-chilling cold, -9 celsius degrees, to rescue people from the building and the fire is not yet under control.
The victims reported injured were in either serious or critical condition and were taken to nearby Medical Centers, according to the FDNY.The American Red Cross Greater New York arrived on the scene, and were giving out blankets to the rescued people who were stuck without access to their apartments.
Further details on the incident were not immediately available.
"I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place," Trump said
Here are five takeaways from the news conference that followed their first summit, in the Finnish capital Helsinki:
An abandoned mining town in California went on sale for $ 1.4 million
Roughly 80 percent of Iraq’s crude oil exports originate from oilfields in Basra province
Kerem Shalom is Gaza's only functioning commercial crossing
More than 130 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since March
Resources strained as thousand crossing into Canada from US
American Civil Liberties Union granted request to halt deportations for one week after reunification
Trump declared that US-Russian relations have turned a corner after a summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that he described as "open, direct and deeply productive".
Operation is aimed at restoring confidence after last year’s illegitimate poll on Kurdish regional independence
The U.S. State Department is negotiating a potential deal to sell Turkey the Raytheon Co Patriot missile defense system as an alternative to the Russian-made S-400 system Turkey has agreed to purchase, an official said on Monday.
ISIL still maintains a limited presence in northern and western Iraq
90 more migrants in critical condition found inside shipping containers
Obama arrived in his father's native Kenya on Sunday, where he paid courtesy calls on President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Tensions have steadily mounted in southern Iraqi province over unemployment and lack of basic services