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erienewsnow.com 11 Jan, 2022 18:00 am

All 17 victims of Bronx apartment fire died of smoke inhalation, NYC medical examiner rules - Erie News Now

All 17 victims of Bronx apartment fire died of smoke inhalation, NYC medical examiner rules - Erie News Now
By Kelly McCleary, Amir Vera and Liam Reilly, CNN

Some residents of the building who survived the fire can return to the top floor apartments, the New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) told CNN on Tuesday.Ritchie Torres, who represents the area where the fire took place, told CNN on Monday.That every American have access to safe and affordable housing, including housing that's safe from fires," Torres told CNN's Jim Sciutto.Survivors describe battling thick smoke Residents of the 120-unit building have said the fire alarms in the building often malfunctioned, so when they sounded Sunday morning, Daisy Mitchell told CNN she "didn't pay it no mind.

Yusupha Jawara told CNN he's been trying to reach his brother and sister-in-law since he learned of the fire, but they aren't answering their phones.That's the toughest thing -- not knowing," Jawara told CNN.

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