“I am heartbroken and saddened by the news of this morning’s horrific 5-alarm fire in Belmont that claimed the lives of 19 Bronxites in our community. Our team will do everything we can in the coming days to support and uplift the residents and their families that were affected by today’s tragedy at Twin Parks. We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support we have received and will be sharing updates. I am also thankful for our first responders and essential workers, who were on the frontlines responding immediately to the crisis, providing on-site support.

Bronxites always put their best foot forward and show their resiliency and strength in the wake of tragedy. Please keep the families of those who have lost loved ones at 333 East 181st Street and our borough in prayer. We can only get through this together.

I thank Governor Hochul, Mayor Adams, Senator Schumer, Public Advocate Williams, City Comptroller Lander, Bronx District Attorney Clark, Congressman Torres, Council Member Feliz, Assembly Member Tapia and Senator Rivera, as well as my colleagues from around the borough, city and state who have reached out to support those impacted in our borough.”

For residents impacted by today’s fire:

Continue following guidance from local officials on the ground.
If you are looking for a loved one, call 311.
Text 181STFIRE to 692692 for resources.

The New York City Unified Victim Identification System (UVIS) has been activated in response to the incident. If you are concerned about the welfare of someone who may have been affected by the event and are unable to contact them, please call 311. From outside of NYC, you may call (212) 639-9675.

Those affected who need a place to stay can call The Red Cross for emergency temporary shelter at 1-877-733-2767.

Additional information about services and ways to help will be available to New Yorkers will be added at www1.nyc.gov/site/em/resources/east-181-street-bronx-fire.page