Three Die, Three Injured In Bronx Fire


Fire officials say three people died and three others suffered minor injuries in an overnight fire at an apartment building in the Bronx.

The fast-moving fire broke out at 733 Beach Ave at 5:42 a.m. Monday and was brought under control around 7:20 a.m. Fire officials say all three floors were involved and part of the roof collapsed.

A 12-year-old boy and two adults died in the blaze. They have not been identified.

The blaze was being investigated, but no criminality was suspected. The cause is also under investigation, but witnesses reported the smell of gas before the fire.

The three tenants who were injured were taken to Jacobi Hospital for treatment.

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