In the article about fire doors in multifamily occupancies that I shared yesterday, I mentioned the fire that occurred in a Bronx apartment building last year, where 17 people died.  FDNY investigations have determined that at least two open fire doors contributed to the spread of smoke and the resulting fatalities.

In the year since the fire occurred, New York City has taken steps to increase awareness of fire door safety and the importance of self-closing doors.  Some of these changes have been detailed in a statement from the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

A recent investigative report from News 12 shares more information about the current situation:

Image:  News 12

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