Neighborhood rebuilds after massive Fordham fire

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FORDHAM -

Two weeks after a five-alarm fire tore through a row of stores on Marion Avenue, residents and businesses are slowly cleaning up and picking up the pieces.

The fire destroyed seven businesses, including some neighborhood mainstays like a barbershop and laundromat.

And the Marion Pharmacy saw its stocked medications and prescriptions turn to ash.

"It's like a nightmare," said the pharmacy's Paula Valdez, who was struggling to hold back tears. "It was like my second house."

The pharmacy has set up a temporary location across the street where it has emergency supplies from its second location on East 184th Street.

Go HERE for interviews with people affected by the fire.

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