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Two Dead in Bronx High-Rise Fire


Two dead, five hurt in fire on 10th floor




PARKCHESTER, Bronx (WABC) – Two people died and five others were injured when a fire tore through an apartment in the Bronx early Saturday.

The flames broke out around 1 a.m. in the apartment on the 10th floor of a high-rise building on East Tremont Avenue in the Parkchester section.

Officials describe the apartment as a hoarder situation, so much so that they didn’t immediately know there was a second fatality.

After the fire, which was contained to one apartment, was extinguished, responding officers found a 75-year-old man unresponsive and unconscious within the residence.

Two Killed When Fire Rips Through Bronx High-Rise Apartment, CBS New York