Candlelight vigil honors lives lost in tragic Bronx fire

It’s now been two days since 17 people, including eight children, were killed in a tragic fire at the Twin Parks apartment building in the Fordham section of the Bronx. Now, an outpouring of donations and support has continued amid the tragedy.

News 12 Staff

Jan 11, 2022, 10:23 PM

Updated 825 days ago

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Elected officials including Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson hosted a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening for the Bronx fire victims.
It’s now been two days since 17 people, including eight children, were killed in a tragic fire at the Twin Parks apartment building in the Fordham section of the Bronx. Now, an outpouring of donations and support has continued amid the tragedy.
Some residents on the top floors are being allowed back in, with the hope of more, if they would like to. Fire officials also now say the space heater that caused the deadly fire had been on for multiple days in a row.
Outside M.S. 391, which had been taking in families right after the fire, the organization Miss Abbies Kids helped to organize a donation drop-off with the help of an MTA bus full of supplies.
Some of the members of Miss Abbies Kids are from the neighborhood, including artistic director Nicole Watson, who actually taught at the school.
"It's so important for everybody to band together and have one place so that the families actually get what the people are leaving for them, whether it be monetary, clothes, food, whatever it is,” said Watson.


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