4 people, including 3 children, killed in building fire in the Bronx: FDNY

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Monday, October 31, 2022
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Four people, including three children, were killed and several people were injured in a fire that started in the back of a building in the Bronx Sunday morning, according to FDNY officials. Lucy Yang has more.

CASTLE HILL, The Bronx (WABC) -- Four people, including three children, were killed and several others were injured in a fire that started in the back of a building in the Bronx Sunday morning.

Three brothers, ages 10, 12, and 22 were pronounced dead. The oldest son's 10-month-old girl, only 10 months old, also died.

The fire broke out at 6 a.m. Sunday at 2165 Quimby Ave in Castle Hill.

"There was hands banging at the window, 'hey Allah, hey Allah' - the window burst into flames and the screaming stopped," said neighbor Merlyn Persaud.

Neighbors desperately tried to help. Their next door neighbor, who could feel the heat from the wild flames, was able to rescue two family members.

"Once I heard her, I opened the window and I grabbed her and the kid inside my house," said Imlaque Chowdhury.

The family was from Yemen. Prayers are now being offered in a different faith, but with universal compassion for the victims, survivors and the scars that may never heal.

The fire marshal is working to determine the cause of the fire.

City Hall is promising to help the family with funeral arrangements.

Ring camera footage captured the raging fire.

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More than 100 firefighters and emergency services personnel responded to the scene.

Firefighters got the fire under control just before 8 a.m., and it has since been put out.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

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