Thanksgiving Day fire at Bronx apartment claims two lives

Two people were killed in an early Thanksgiving Day blaze at a Bronx apartment — while two more residents were hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said.

A 60-year-old man and 20-year-old woman died in the inferno that broke out on the second floor of a five-story building in Mount Hope around 5:30 a.m., according to the FDNY and NYPD. 

The woman was taken to Bronx Care Health System, and the man to St. Barnabas, where both succumbed to their “crucial injuries,” cops said. 

Two more women, 62 and 63, were taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where they were listed in critical condition, police said.

The relationship between the four victims was not immediately known, whether they lived together, or how many apartments were affected.

The fire swept through the second-floor of 1730 Harrison Avenue, the FDNY said.
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Two other fire victims, a 62 and 63-year-old woman, are listed in critical  condition.
Two other fire victims, a 62- and 63-year-old woman, are listed in critical condition.
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The fire building, 1730 Harrison Avenue in the Bronx.
The cause of the early-morning fire was not immediately known.
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A dozen units with 60 FDNY fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene of the blaze on Harrison Avenue near West Tremont Avenue, fire officials said. 

The fire was placed under control by around 6:20 a.m., the FDNY said. 

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.