THE BRONX - The niece of the man whose garage started a widespread fire on White Plains Road is speaking out.

The fire, which started in the garage of 685 East 225 St., destroyed at least 10 businesses, including a mosque on White Plains Road.

The niece says her uncle is working with some store owners who are trying to rebuild.

She says he is going to try to give back to the community and he will not rebuild his garage.