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N.Y.C. Mayor Revises Number Killed in Bronx Fire

New York City officials revised the number of fatalities in the deadly Bronx apartment fire, and said they were investigating if a malfunctioning door allowed smoke to spread throughout the building.

“We said this yesterday, and we will continue to say, this is an unspeakable tragedy. This tragedy is not going to define us. It is going to show our resiliency as we help the families through this.” “There was a bit of a double count, and I guess it’s a bit of good news that the number isn’t 19, but 17. But don’t forget there are many people fighting for their lives in the hospital who were transported, so this number could unfortunately increase again. The fire was contained to the hallway just outside this two-story apartment, but the smoke traveled throughout the building, and the smoke is what caused the deaths and the serious injuries. Certainly, the stairwell was very dangerous as the door was left open. Some of the floors, certainly on 15, the door was open from the stair to the hall. And that 15th floor became quite untenable.” “Muscle memory is everything, and if we can drill that in, we can save lives by closing the doors not only in the city, but across the entire globe.”

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N.Y.C. Mayor Revises Number Killed in Bronx Fire

By The Associated Press January 10, 2022

New York City officials revised the number of fatalities in the deadly Bronx apartment fire, and said they were investigating if a malfunctioning door allowed smoke to spread throughout the building.

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