City Council Approves Fire Safety Bills for Residential Buildings
The City Council recently voted to approve a series of eight fire safety bills with the goal of making residential buildings safer. The bills were created in response to the Dec. 28, 2017, Bronx fire that killed 13 people, making it the city’s deadliest fire in more than a quarter century. According to fire investigators, the fire was started by a 3-year-old boy playing with burners on the stove. The boy’s mom grabbed her two kids and dashed out the door, leaving it open and allowing flames to shoot up the building stairwell.