You probably woke up this morning to this same terrible news:
FIRE KILLS 8 KIDS
The three-alarm blaze broke out shortly after 11 p.m. inside the basement of 1022 Woodycrest Ave. in the Highbridge section and quickly spread to the first floor.
9 Dead, 17 Injured in Bronx Fire
At a press conference Thursday morning Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the fire started in the basement, possibly caused by a space heater. Bloomberg said the home had two smoke detectors but there were no batteries in them.
Fatoumata Madassa, a relative of some of the residents who lives across the street, said four families lived in the building at 1022 Woodycrest Ave. She said they were immigrants from Mali, and that the four families have 17 children between them.
8 kids, 1 adult killed in Bronx blaze
Twenty-two people lived in the home, which was split into two apartments, the mayor said. They are believed to be immigrants from the West African nation of Mali and to be members of one or two families living together, the mayor said.
Neighbors said at least one of the families ran an import-export business, and a public records search lists African American Import Export at the address.
Someone's lying here.
Here's the DOB info for this house.
An application was submitted to convert a "one-family house to 3-family house" and add sprinklers but the job was "suspended."
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