Faulty Doors Cited Multiple Times Before Fatal NYC Fire

The New York Post reports:

City inspectors previously repeatedly cited The Bronx high-rise where 17 people died in a fire for failing to maintain its self-closing apartment doors — a key defense against rapidly spreading blazes.

Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro singled out malfunctioning self-closing doors during a Monday press conference as a key reason smoke from the flames quickly engulfed much of the 19-story tower in the Twin Parks Northwest complex Sunday, killing at least eight kids and nine adults.

Inspectors from the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development cited the tower six times between 2013 and 2019 for failing to keep all of the building’s self-closing doors in working order — a problem that the landlord sometimes let languish for three years, records show.

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