Bronx Fire Displaces 19 Families

Published on January 10, 2014, 3:55 pm
FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites 30 secs

A three-alarm fire destroyed several apartments and forced a building-wide evacuation in the Bronx Thursday, displacing 19 families, officials say.

The fire at 2391 Hoffman St. started at about 3:30 p.m. People living inside the five-story building said they smelled gas, then heard a loud explosion. 

The fire forced out about 40 residents, according to officials. Red Cross was assisting with emergency housing.


Jonas Bronck is the pseudonym under which we publish and manage the content and operations of The Bronx Daily.™ | - the largest daily news publication in the borough of "the" Bronx with over 1.5 million annual readers. Publishing under the alias Jonas Bronck is our humble way of paying tribute to the person, whose name lives on in the name of our beloved borough.