Firefighters battling horrific Bronx blaze stunned: ‘This fire is something that will live with them forever’

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Firefighters faced a perfect storm of conflagration as a smoky blaze tore through a Bronx tenement, killing 17 people including eight children, and by all accounts did all they possibly could. It didn’t help that COVID-19 had thinned the ranks of responding firefighters, or that apartment doors may have been broken or left open, or that there was no sprinkler system in the building when the fire erupted Sunday. “I talked to many veteran firefighters who said it was the worst fire they had ever been to in their lives,” Andrew Ansbro, president of the Uniformed Firefighters Associatio…

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