4 years later: Construction underway at Bronx site after deadly fire killed 13, injured 14

It is unknown when the building is going to reopen, but people in the neighborhood tell News 12 construction seems to be almost done and they hope new tenants will move in soon.

News 12 Staff

Dec 28, 2021, 10:22 PM

Updated 843 days ago

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It’s been four years since a massive fire ripped through 2363 Prospect Ave. in the Belmont section of the Bronx, quickly turning into the deadliest fire in the city in a quarter century. 
The five-alarm fire ripped through the building, taking 13 lives, injuring 14 others and displacing dozens. 
The FDNY concluded that it was all started by a 3-year-old boy, who was playing with the stove. They say it became deadly when his mother left their apartment door open as they fled, which allowed the flames to engulf the building. 
Now, the building looks like any other. People who live in the area say it’s sat empty since 2017, but that construction crews have been working around the clock to rebuild it. 
It is unknown when the building is going to reopen, but people in the neighborhood tell News 12 construction seems to be almost done and they hope new tenants will move in soon.


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