Man, teenage girl killed in Bronx apartment building fire

AP News
Posted: Jan 14, 2018 8:48 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A man and a teenage girl have been killed in an apartment building fire in New York City.

It happened around noon on Sunday at a seven-story apartment building in the Bronx.

Police say 62-year-old Nelson Rojas and 13-year-old Yolanda Rojas were found unconscious and unresponsive. They were taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

It took firefighters about an hour to get the blaze under control.

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The cause remains under investigation.


This story has been corrected to show the man who died was 62, not 61.