Investigators: Building of fatal fire illegally divided

Building records show that a Bronx homewhere a fire killed a 12-year-old boy and his parents yesterday had been illegally subdivided.The fire began around 3

THE BRONX - Building records show that a Bronx homewhere a fire killed a 12-year-old boy and his parents yesterday had been illegally subdivided.

The fire began around 3 a.m. yesterday at 2321 Prospect Ave. Christian Garcia, 12, and his parents were killed. Neighbors say four bedrooms in the home were each rented out as separate apartments.

Consolidated Edison says it cut off power to the building about two weeks ago because it had no record that anyone lived there.

1 child, 2 adults dead in Belmont fire

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Crossfit isn't just for the gym, according to 1 Ready, Set, Fit: Crossfit at home
Authorities say the 30-year-old woman died after being 2 Woman fatally stabbed in Edenwald
Neighborhood Brief for March 26 3 Neighborhood Brief for March 26
Word on the Street: Airline dress code 4 Word on the Street: Airline dress code
Police say two men were shot while sitting 5 Police: Gunshot victims collide with cab driver while fleeing

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE