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FIREMEN video shows scorched Bronx apartment building after the fire kills 12

The inside of a Bronx building that was destroyed by a fire on Thursday evening.

(The FIREMEN)

Images released by the FDNY gives a glimpse into the aftermath of a huge fire which burned in a New York City apartment building Thursday night, leaving at least 12 dead and others with serious injuries.

The images, posted on Twitter on Friday, shows a “burn-out hall and staircase” of the five-story building, which officials said caught fire when a 3 1/2 year old and is to play with the burners on a stove in the structure of the first floor.

The Video footage of the burn-out hall and staircase of 2363 Prospect Ave in the Bronx, where a 5th alarm fire killed 12 people. #FDNY Fire Marshals determined the cause of the fire to a small child playing with the burner on a stove pic.twitter.com/MwcuxX6j8k

— FDNY (@FDNY) December 29, 2017

The Bronx building is shown charred walls are burned, water flooding a dark corridor, and icicles are everywhere, as the temperatures in New York City have dipped into the teens.

FDNY commissioner Daniel Nigro said the incident was the worst loss of life caused by a fire in the city, with the exception of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, since 87 people were killed at a social club fire in the Bronx in 1990.

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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