Fire officials ID 3 children, 1 adult killed in Bronx house fire

A tragic fire in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx on Quimby Avenue took the lives of four people, including three children, according to the FDNY.

News 12 Staff

Oct 31, 2022, 10:22 AM

Updated 570 days ago

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A tragic fire in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx on Quimby Avenue took the lives of four people, including three children, according to the FDNY.
The fire department says the fire broke out around 6 a.m. Sunday in the back of the home and spread next door. When firefighters arrived, they pulled 10-year-old Kalheed Waleed Ban Saleh and his 12-year-old Mohameed Waleed Ahmed brother out. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
"No one should lose their life under these measures or any measures either," said Bronx resident Marisol Rivera. "But to hear kids, young kids at that, a store owner...stores closed right now so seeing these things in the front of it don't make no one feel good in our community. It just brings sadness to our hearts, and we give support to the family at this time."
Four more victims were taken to the hospital where 22-year-old Ahmed Saleh and his 10-month-old baby girl Barah Saleh also passed away. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Surviving members of the family, a 21-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man, remain in the hospital today. News 12 learned that the family was from Yemen and were longtime members at the local mosque.
A small candlelight memorial burns in honor of the victims Monday morning. Balloons and messages from the community were also placed over the metal gates of King Deli on 3rd Avenue, which was owned by the family.
The funeral for all four of the family members will take place at a mosque in Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon with more than 1,000 people expected to attend.


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