NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police and fire officials Saturday morning said candles may have been to blame for a fire that left three small children dead in the Bronx.
The Fire Marshal’s office said a candle in the kitchen likely caused the fire swept through an apartment at 64 W. 165th St. in the Highbridge section of the Bronx just before 8 p.m. Friday.READ MORE: DMX Memorial Set For Saturday At Barclays Center Ahead Of Funeral
As 1010 WINS’ Eileen Lehpamer reported, Con Edison confirmed that it had shut off power to the apartment due to non-payment. Neighbors said the mother of five who lived in the unit had been using the candles as an alternative to light the apartment.
The power had only been off for a few days, Con Ed told CBS 2.