Longwood tenants without heat and hot water two weeks after fire on Simpson Street

Bronx tenants on Simpson Street say they've been without heat and hot water since moving back to their apartment following a fire at the building

Some residents at 941 Simpson St. were able to return to their homes after the Jan. 3 fire, but say they’re now struggling to stay warm.

Some residents at 941 Simpson St. were able to return to their homes after the Jan. 3 fire, but say they’re now struggling to stay warm. (1/13/14)

LONGWOOD - Bronx tenants on Simpson Street say they've been without heat and hot water since moving back to their apartment following a fire at the building two weeks ago.

Some residents at 941 Simpson St. were able to return to their homes after the Jan. 3 fire, but say they’re now struggling to stay warm.

One resident says they were given a 1-800 number to call, but calling put them on hold with management for hours before they got anything.

The apartment building has already received a notice of violation from the Department of Housing and Preservation for inadequate hot water. News 12 The Bronx contacted the building's management and is waiting for a response.

The FDNY says overheated electrical wiring was the cause of the fire.
 

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