New York fire: Officials pledge support after 17 die in ‘unspeakable tragedy’

New York fire: Officials pledge support after 17 die in ‘unspeakable tragedy’

In a virtual news conference on Monday, Andrew Ansbro, the president of the firefighters’ union, said the building was “well-known in that area for having difficult fires”, noting that its fire protection rules with regard to sprinklers and self-closing doors may have been different from those of the city.

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