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New York firefighters battled a smoky fire in 1986 at the same Bronx building where 17 were killed this week - Erie News Now

New York firefighters battled a smoky fire in 1986 at the same Bronx building where 17 were killed this week - Erie News Now
By Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN

By Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN New York firefighters battled a fire with "great volumes of smoke" nearly 36 years ago at the same Bronx apartment building that caught fire Sunday, leaving 17 dead -- all from smoke inhalation, officials said.Victims identified The manner of death for all the victims of Sunday's fire was determined to be an accident, according to the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME).Some residents have been able to return to the top floor apartments, the New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) told CNN.In a statement to CNN, New York City Law Department press secretary Nicholas Paolucci said, "This was a horrific tragedy and too many lives were lost.

They were: Fatoumata Drammeh, 50, female; Foutmala Drammeh, 21, female; Muhammed Drammeh, 12, male; Nyumaaisha Drammeh, 19, female; Haji Dukary, 49, male; Fatoumata Dukureh, 5, female; Haja Dukureh, 37, female; Mariam Dukureh, 11, female; Mustapha Dukureh, 12, male; Omar Jambang, 6, male; Sera Janneh, 27, female; Haouwa Mahamadou, 5, female; Seydou Toure, 12, male; Fatoumata Tunkara, 43, female; Isatou Jabbie, 31, female; Hagi Jawara, 47, male; Ousmane Konteh, 2, male.Although no one died in the 1986 incident, the FDNY noted several fire safety issues in the building, including doors that were left propped open and contributed to the "severe smoke condition on all upper floors," according to the publication.

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