Bronx Fire that Killed 2 Spread When Door Was Left Open, FDNY Says

AMNY - March 05, 2018

by Nicole Brown

The blaze started in the Bronx building early Monday morning, fire officials said.

The Bronx fire that left two people dead and several others hurt Monday morning spread from a first-floor apartment after the door was left open, an FDNY official said.

Firefighters responded to the five-story building on Hoffman Street, near East 187th Street, in Belmont, at about 1:35 a.m., a spokesman said.

The fire started in an apartment on the first floor, but spread to the hallway and floors above when the door of the apartment was left open, FDNY Assistant Chief Roger Sakowich said.

“We had several people trapped on the second floor and they were removed by our members,” he said.

The Bronx fire that left two people dead and several others hurt Monday morning spread from a first-floor apartment after the door was left open, an FDNY official said.

Firefighters responded to the five-story building on Hoffman Street, near East 187th Street, in Belmont, at about 1:35 a.m., a spokesman said.

The fire started in an apartment on the first floor, but spread to the hallway and floors above when the door of the apartment was left open, FDNY Assistant Chief Roger Sakowich said.

“We had several people trapped on the second floor and they were removed by our members,” he said.