Father, daughter with special needs killed in Thanksgiving Day fire at Bronx apartment building, 2 others critical

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A father and his daughter with special needs were killed on Thanksgiving when a fire broke out in their Bronx apartment — while two other people in the unit were hospitalized in critical condition, officials said.

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Perfecto Aramboles, 60, and his daughter, Odelis Aramboles, 22, died in a second-floor residence fire around 5:30 a.m. in the five-story building in Mount Hope, according to the FDNY and NYPD.

Police said the woman was taken to Bronx Care Health System and the father to St. Barnabas, where they both died of “acute injuries.”

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The man’s wife, Lorenza Suarez, 63, and his daughter, Rosanna Suarez, 43, remain in critical condition at Jacobi Medical Center, according to police.

Neighbor Lucy Lopez told the Post, “What happened was horrible.”

An early Thanksgiving fire in the Bronx killed a 60-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman.
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The FDNY said the fire started on the second floor of 1730 Harrison Ave.
The FDNY said the fire started on the second floor of 1730 Harrison Ave.
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The condition of two other fire victims, a 62 and 63-year-old woman, is said to be critical.
Two other fire victims, a 62- and 63-year-old woman, are listed in critical condition.
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The Fire Building, 1730 Harrison Ave. in the Bronx.
The cause of the early morning fire could not be immediately ascertained.
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Perfecto Arambols died in the fire, while his wife, Lorenza Suarez, is in critical condition.
Perfecto Arambols died in the fire, while his wife, Lorenza Suarez, is in critical condition.
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“He [Odalys] Always used to take her in the front bus. I would see her every day and she would say hello to me. She used to tell my daughter, ‘God bless her.'”

Lopez said that just before 5:30 a.m. he smelled smoke and heard screaming.

“Rosanna was crying so much. She was crying,” said the distraught neighbor.

“She was screaming, ‘Help!’ She was crying a lot.It was terrible to see.

Fire officials said a dozen units along with 60 FDNY fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene of the blaze on Harrison Avenue near West Tremont Avenue.

The FDNY said the fire was brought under control at about 6:20 a.m.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Additional reporting by Craig McCarthy

Credit: nypost.com /

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