BX community remembers Woodycrest Avenue fire victims
The 10 victims of last week's tragic Woodycrest Avenue fire are being remembered Monday.Services were held at the Islamic Cultural Center on East 166th Street. Click here to see video from scene of funeral services. The bodies of Mamadou Soumare's wife and four children will be flown to Mali for their burial. The Magassa family's five children will be buried in New Jersey.Doctors have upgraded the conditions of the three hospitalized victims from the fire. One person is now listed in stable condition and the other two people are in fair condition.Fire officials said the blaze on Woodycrest Ave. was sparked by an overloaded space heater and quickly spread through the home. Mayor Bloomberg (R-NYC) said the residents first tried to put out the fire themselves before calling for help. Officials also say the two smoke alarms in the home were without batteries.
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