Deadly fire in the Bronx

Fire broke out at Bronxdale houses
March 24, 2008 4:29:58 PM PDT
One person was killed in an apartment fire in the Soundview section of the Bronx Monday morning. The fire broke out inside the third floor of the Bronxdale Houses at 1775 Bruckner Boulevard just before 6:30 a.m. One person was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

Bruckner Boulevard was closed through the area for fire activity.

Bronxdale Houses has 28 seven-story buildings with 1,496 apartments housing an estimated 3,497 residents on 30.77-acres in the Bronx. Bruckner Boulevard and Watson, Soundview and Leland avenues border the development completed January 31, 1955.