Home Was Gutted By Fire A Week Ago

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A demolition crew found three bodies in a vacant home that had been on fire a week earlier in the Bronx.

As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, the discovery was made by construction workers cleaning out the home, which was gutted by fire in the early morning hours last Monday.

Hector, who lives in the neighborhood, found it very odd.

“I see the fire; I don’t leave that area until the last truck. No Fire Department personnel went inside the house to check it out,” he said.

The three-story home at 61 Buchanan Pl., in the University Heights section of the Bronx, was boarded up when the fire broke out, and had been deemed structurally unsafe. Firefighters fought the blaze from outside.

Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries, and two neighboring buildings had to be evacuated during the blaze, according to a New York Daily News report.

The fire is considered suspicious, the newspaper reported.

Police believe all three victims were transients in the vacant home.

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