Bronx fire kills 4 women in neighboring apartments

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Bronx fire kills 4 women in neighboring apartments
Naveen Dhaliwal with how a space heater could be to blame for four deaths during an apartment fire in the Bronx.

GRAND CONCOURSE, Bronx (WABC) -- Four women in neighboring apartments died after a fire tore through the top floor of their apartment building in the Bronx on Tuesday night.

The fire broke out on the sixth floor of the building at 1560 Grand Concourse.

Authorities say the three-alarm fire broke out inside apartment 603 just before 7:25 p.m. and spread to two other apartments and through the roof.

The women were pronounced dead at nearby BronxCare Health System, the former Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

All the women were older, longtime residents of the building, officials said.

A fifth woman was injured.

Fire officials have determined a space heater in apartment on the sixth floor caused the fire.

The Red Cross is providing assistance to displaced residents.


* More Bronx news

* Send us a news tip

* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts

* Follow us on YouTube