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Bronx fire victims' funeral draws huge outpouring of grief

Jan. 16, 2022 17:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The caskets were brought one by one — all 15 of them — on a frigid winter day, as hundreds of mourners filled a Bronx mosque Sunday to bid farewell to those who died exactly a week ago trying to escape their smoke-filled apartment building. Many hundreds more...

2 weeks in, does NYC Mayor Eric Adams still have swagger?

Jan. 15, 2022 09:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On his eighth day as New York City's mayor, Eric Adams stood before reporters to announce federal money for a pandemic-beleaguered hospital system — and take questions about some provocative hires in his nascent administration. Within hours, he was before the news...

Communal funeral planned Sunday for Bronx fire victims

Jan. 13, 2022 19:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A communal funeral for victims of New York City's deadliest fire in decades has been planned for Sunday, a week after the the blaze in the Bronx high-rise. The service is to be held at the Islamic Cultural Center in the Bronx, said Imam Musa Kabba of...

Families prepare to lay to rest victims lost in Bronx fire

Jan. 12, 2022 19:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prayers and the compelling need to bury the dead filled a Bronx mosque Wednesday, as a bereaved community began saying goodbye to those lost in New York City’s most devastating fire in decades. Among those still awaiting funeral rites are a 2-year-old boy, a...

A glance, then grim truth for brother of Bronx fire victim

Jan. 11, 2022 21:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The man on the gurney looked so familiar, but in the commotion of a big-city emergency room, Yusupha Jawara quickly turned his attention back to other people seeking medical help at St. Barnabas Hospital. After a deadly blaze broke out at a Bronx apartment building,...

Fire safety experts say planning, quick reaction key

Jan. 11, 2022 16:31 PM EST

As smoke poured through the halls a New York City high-rise on Sunday, killing 17 people in the Bronx, tenants were faced with a life-or-death decision: Should they stay put or try to escape? Several survivors later told reporters that when they saw their hallways fill with smoke,...

How fleeting choices, circumstances doomed 17 in Bronx fire

Jan. 11, 2022 10:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It started as just another January morning, the damp chill prompting a family on the third floor of a drafty Bronx apartment tower to run a space heater for extra warmth, as residents had done countless times before. In the moment, that decision hardly deserved a...

Safety doors failed in NYC high-rise fire that killed 17

Jan. 11, 2022 03:17 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators sought answers Monday for why safety doors failed to close when fire broke out in a New York high-rise, allowing thick smoke to rise through the tower and kill 17 people, including eight children, in the city's deadliest blaze in more than three decades. ...

Sorrow, grief shatter Bronx community after deadly fire

Jan. 10, 2022 23:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sorrow welled across a Bronx community Monday, a day after a fire and choking smoke engulfed a high-rise apartment building and claimed the lives of 17 people, eight of them children. As survivors recalled the frantic chaos of their escape, bereft family and...

A list of some of the deadliest fires in New York City

Jan. 10, 2022 16:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An apartment high-rise fire in New York City that killed 17 people and injured dozens of others on Sunday was one of the deadlier building blazes in the city's history. Some lists of the city's most deadly fires include the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center....