MORRIS HEIGHTS, Bronx (WABC) — Two people, a 20-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man, died from injuries sustained in the early morning of Thanksgiving in the Bronx.
Two more women remain in critical condition in regional hospitals.
The fire broke out in a second-floor apartment on Harrison Avenue in Morris Heights around 5:30 am.
According to neighbors, thick black smoke was pouring out of the apartment before the screams.
“She says: ‘There is my mother, my sister and my father,’ I started kicking the door, opened it, and black smoke came out,” neighbor Miguel Jimenez said.
Police later identified the victims as Odalis Aramboles, 20, and her father, Perfecto Aramboles, 60.
His wife, Lorenza Suarez, and her daughter, Rosana Suarez, 42, have been identified as women, still in critical condition.
“There’s very little we can say, but to be there for them, to let them know we support them, some of the neighbors are putting together GoFundMe for the family,” said New York City council member Piepiriana Sanchez.
The fire is being investigated as a possible electrical fire. The discussion began in a closet in the hallway next to the kitchen, but the investigation continues.
The cause remains under investigation.
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