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erienewsnow.com 11 Jan, 2022 11:30 am

Deadly Bronx apartment fire devastated families and a community. Now local leaders are working to prevent another tragedy - Erie News Now

Deadly Bronx apartment fire devastated families and a community. Now local leaders are working to prevent another tragedy - Erie News Now
By Kelly McCleary and Amir Vera, CNN

Ritchie Torres, who represent 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.The country's ambassador told CNN the building had been a beloved home for many such immigrants over the years.

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