Bronx Fire: Space Heater, Faulty Door Played Roles in Deadly Outcome, Say Officials

City’s medical examiner also Monday lowered death count from 19 to 17, according to officials


By James Fanelli, Ginger Adams Otis and Kate King
Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The deadliest blaze in New York City in more than 30 years appears to be the result of malfunctions in both a space heater and a self-closing apartment door, city officials said Monday.

The fire Sunday in a Bronx apartment building killed 17 people, including eight children, and injured dozens more. It was started by a space heater in the bedroom of a unit, city officials said.

Publish : 2022-01-11 08:59:00

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