Family Of Six Including Four Children Die In An NYC Apartment Fire

Giant Fire At NYC Apartment Kills Six Of A Family Including Four Children

  • Six people of a family died after they were trapped by the raging blazes in a New York City apartment.
  • A woman, Andrea Pollidore, her four children (all below 12) and her stepson were the victims.
  • The Fire Department said the fire could have developed from an unattended burning stove at night.
  • All six people were found unresponsive in their two bedrooms of their apartment on the fifth floor; they were pronounced dead at the scene.

A family of six that included four children died Wednesday night after they were trapped by raging flames ignited by an unattended stove. Officials said the family was unaware of the blaze as their fire alarm wasn't working at the time.

The victims included a woman Andrea Pollidore, 45 alongside her stepson, Matt Abdularauph, 32, and her four young children. The fire broke out at about 1:45 on Wednesday morning in their 3-bedroom apartment on the fifth floor.

The children have been identified as Andrea's sons, Elijah, Andre, 8, and daughters; Brooklyn, 6, and Nakaira, 11.

CAPTION: Pollidore and her children, Andre, Brooklyn and Nakaira (clockwise from far right) SOURCE: NY Daily News

Firefighters, who took the blazes under control after two hours, found the victims unresponsive in two back bedrooms-they all were pronounced dead at the scene. Officials reported three other people suffered minor smoke inhalation.

Fire Department confirmed on Wednesday evening that an unattended burning stove caused the fire. Mayor Bill de Blasio called the loss of life "extraordinarily painful" and "gut-wrenching" at a press conference Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said,

When the firefighters arrived, fire met them at the door of the apartment. Fire was out the windows on two sides of the building – it’s a large apartment on the fifth floor, a six-room apartment. Firefighters pushed in rapidly but were unable to save the members of this family who were found in two bedrooms

Jean Belot, the grief-stricken father, told of his youngest son Elijah "He was smart, a quick learner." He further told he was not in a good state of mind. Raven Reyes, Pollidore's daughter, 27, said the family was devastated. She said,

I'm one of my mom's oldest kids. All my little brothers and sisters, my mom, and even my stepbrother pa s sed away. They were all good people. My little brothers and sisters, they just were perfect. They were amazing.

Reyes further told her mother survived a 2013 fire on Jefferson Ave.

It happens to one of the deadliest NYC fires in recent years. In 2017, the huge blazes in the Bronx that sparked by an infant playing with a stove killed a dozen people. Around a decade before, ten people including nine children died in a four-story house fire in the Bronx.


05 Oct,2022 American Internet Personality Thomas Sanders Opens Up About His Sexuality-Know The Full Story

Thomas Sanders is a popular internet personality. He rose to fame from former video-sharing app Vine....

05 Oct,2022 Texas Mom, Emily “Susan” Law Killed By Ex-Boyfriend

Texas Triathlete Mom namely Emily "Susan" Law was allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend, James Free....

05 Oct,2022 Former San Diego Chargers Player Kevin Ellison Dies At 31

Former San Diego Chargers player Kevin Ellison died at 31. Ellison's died suddenly while he was walk....

04 Oct,2022 Joe Budden And Cyn Santana Split Four Months After Engagement

Love & Hip Hop couple Joe Budden and Cyn Santana have split up after only four months of engagement.....

04 Oct,2022 Jeff Bezos Steps Out With Girlfriend Lauren Sanchez First Time After They Made Headlines In January

Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanches were spotted together for the first time. The couple wa....

02 Oct,2022 How Rich Is YouTuber Daniel Middleton Aka DanTDM? Net Worth, Income Sources, And Earnings

Daniel Middleton Aka DanTDM is a famous YouTuber and a vlogger. He never failed to dazzle his fans v....