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Bronx Born Cardi B. to Pay for Funerals of Bronx Fire Victims

Superstar Cardi B. has vowed to pay for the funerals of those that lost their lives in a Bronx apartment fire 2 Sundays ago. On January 9, 2022, smoke from a fire ravaged through the 19-story Twin Parks North West Building in the Bronx, NY. The smoke inhalation from the fire claimed the lives of 17 residents including 8 children. The fire was determined to be an accident due to the malfunctioning of a space heater being used to supplement the building's heating system.

The smoke was able to spread so quickly because of faulty functioning doors within the building. It’s being reported that when the residents fled the apartment in which the fire started, the apartment door, nor the stairwell door; both of which are supposed to be self-closing, failed to do so. There is a current investigation into the building's enforcement of New York laws requiring automatically closing doors.

Since the tragedy, Bronx natives have jumped into action extending a helping hand to support the victims of the fire. Fat Joe immediately began leveraging his celebrity relationships to get residents back on their feet. A fund has also been established by the State of New York to provide tenants with case management services, property replacement, and relocation and rental assistance.

In the latest news, rapper Cardi B. says once she heard the news; “I knew I needed to do something to help.” And help is what she is doing. Cardi in conjunction with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City has committed to paying for the funeral and burial costs for all that lost their lives in the grisly fire. She told TMZ; “I cannot begin to imagine the pain and anguish that the families of the victims are experiencing, but I hope that not having to worry about the costs associated with burying their loved ones will help as they move forward and heal." Kudos to Cardi B. for taking care of home. Media Girls Network extends our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and anyone affected by the Twin Parks Fire.

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