Fires Force Residents Out of Their Homes in the Bronx

WABC - December 28, 2017

by Eyewitness News

EAST TREMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- Dozens of people were forced out of their homes and into the frigid cold as a result of separate fires in the Bronx Wednesday morning.

In the Norwood section, a fourth-alarm fire broke out at about 4:30 a.m. at an apartment building on Knox Place.

The fire burned on the top floor and through the roof of the building,

Two people suffered minor injuries.

About 43 residents were left temporarily homeless -- but later the Department of Buildings issued a full vacate order for that building, leaving 80 residents without a home. A partial vacate order was issued for an adjacent building.

All affected tenants were offered relocation assistance by the American Red Cross.