The FDNY confirmed that the sinister started when a 3-and-a-half-year-old child, living on the first floor, was playing with a stove.
The tragic result was the deaths of at least 12 people, including at least four children, the New York Police Department said.
The child had a history of fiddling with the stove in his family's apartment, his mother told officials investigating the fire.
"The stairway acted like a chimney", Nigro said at the Friday news conference.
Authorities said the flames broke out on the first floor of the building and quickly spread up through the five-story, 25-unit structure.
Multiple people were killed in a fire in NYC on December 28, 2017.
She then rushed to the Jacobi Medical Center where she got the bad news, "That's when I find out they all dead".
Among the victims are a family of four - 2-year-old Kylie Francis, 7-year-old Charmela Francis, 19-year-old Shantay Young and 37-year-old Karen Francis. At least four others were injured. He was staying with a family that escaped the fire safely, but no one could find Mensah, despite checking four hospitals.
Some tenants of the building, a mix of native New Yorkers and Latino and African immigrants, climbed down fire escapes.
Batiz wrote on a Go Fund Me page that her mother, Maria Batiz, 57, called her at work to tell her that a fire had broken out in the building and she and the baby were trapped. "It was scary because I thought I was going to fall over".
The communications officer for the Red Cross, Michael de Vulpillieres, informed that they are giving out blankets, temporary housing, food, drinks and mental health care to residents, and teaming up with the Fire Department they set up a tent with fire education pamphlets. Francis' mother told the New York Times that 13 members of the family lived in the building.
The fire department said earlier it had more 160 firefighters on the scene battling the flames.
No self-closing door violations were issued during an inspection in August, though the city would not have examined every apartment, Creegan said.
According to city records, the building had no elevator.
"From what we know right now, there was not a problem with the building", de Blasio said. NY has been experiencing high winds, which may have caused the spread of the fire as they blew into the open windows.
"Close the door, close the door, close the door", Nigro said.
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