“Today is a sad day for our Castle Hill community as we learned of an early morning two-alarm residential fire that has left us in mourning. We are heartbroken at the loss of lives, including children and those residents who are in the hospital with serious injuries. Our office has been on the scene this morning with local elected officials and will work closely to help support all impacted families.

Sadly, we are reminded of the horrific residential fires in our borough that have taken too many lives and have left us collectively traumatized. We are, however, grateful for the swift response of our first responders, the FDNY, NYPD, Emergency Management, and the Department of Buildings. As the investigation is underway into the cause of this fire, we ask all Bronxites to join us in praying for our neighbors. We lift our families up and pray for healing and strength.”