On Monday, city officials and local leaders are marked one year since the deadly Bronx fire that killed 17 people in high rise apartment building.
The fire occurred on Jan. 9, 2022 at Twin Park North West in the Tremont section where a space heater caught fire. The victims died from smoke inhalation. Self-closing doors that were not working at the time were to blame.
Mayor Eric Adams delivered remarks at Monday’s vigil. There was also be a street co-naming ceremony to honor the victims.
“Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the horrific Twin Parks North West 5-Alarm fire that claimed the lives of 17 of our neighbors the morning of January 9, 2022,” Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson said in a statement. “While we continue to mourn those we lost on that tragic day, we must also never forget our shared responsibility to ensure our residents are safe from catastrophic fires of this magnitude.