A Week After Bronx Fire , Families to Bury Their Loved Ones
A Bronx community is set to bury more than a dozen loved ones, a week after a fire filled a high-rise apartment building with thick, black smoke.
All of the dead collapsed and died after being overcome by the smoke while trying to descend the stairs, which acted as a flue for the heavy smoke.As family buried their loved ones, others remained in hospitals, some in serious condition, because of smoke inhalation.
The dead ranged in age from 2 to 50. Entire families were killed, including a family of five. Others would leave behind orphaned children.Fundraisers have collected nearly $400,000 thus far. The Mayor’s Fund, Bank of America and other groups said 118 families displaced by the fire would each get $2,250 in aid.Read more: NBC DFW »
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Tsunami Threat Recedes From Huge Pacific Volcanic Eruption All of the dead collapsed and died after being overcome by the smoke while trying to descend the stairs, which acted as a flue for the heavy smoke.A woman writes a note on a memorial at the site of the Bronx fire arrow A woman writes a note on a memorial at the site of the Bronx fire Chau Lam WNYC/Gothamist As victims of the Bronx apartment building fire are laid to rest, community leaders on Thursday demanded city officials do more to help survivors living in temporary hotels find permanent homes.He was last seen Dec.Read full article NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Emergency first responders remain at the scene after an intense fire at a 19-story residential building that erupted in the morning on January 9, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
As family buried their loved ones, others remained in hospitals, some in serious condition, because of smoke inhalation. The dead ranged in age from 2 to 50. “Many of the families feel abandoned,” Davids said outside the high-rise building. Entire families were killed, including a family of five. 14, 2021. Others would leave behind orphaned children. Earlier this week, more than 200 building residents slept in hotels provided by the Red Cross and the building’s owners. Fundraisers have collected nearly $400,000 thus far. Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interesting stories from The Washington Post.
The Mayor’s Fund, Bank of America and other groups said 118 families displaced by the fire would each get $2,250 in aid. Kelly Magee, a spokeswoman for the building owners, said the heat is on. No cause of death has been released, but the city medical examiner will conduct an autopsy. The investigation into the fire is ongoing. Much of the focus centers on the catastrophic spread of the smoke from the apartment. Kate Smart, a spokesperson for Mayor Eric Adams, denied that anyone was being forced to return to the building. The fire itself was contained to one unit and an adjoining hallway, but investigators said the door to the apartment and a stairway door many floors up had been left open, creating a flue that allowed smoke to quickly spread throughout the building. Copyright AP - Associated Press . "Lodging remains available to any resident who would like to stay in emergency hotels. The owners of the Bronx tower are, in addition to Camber, Belveron Partners and LIHC Investment Group, both ranked among the nation's 20 biggest owners of affordable housing, with properties across the country.