Management meets with Yonkers tenants after fatal fire

More than 100 people who were displaced by a fatal fire in Yonkers had a chance to speak with the building's management team in charge of their destroyed building on Monday evening.



The meeting was held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Nepperhan Avenue.



The fire at 1 Hawley Terrace on March 15 claimed the life 62-year-old Robert Reilly and left dozens of families displaced.



One of the topics discussed behind closed doors was about insurance claims, what's next for the residents who have been displaced and managers to find whether the smoke alarms in the building were working.



Some neighbors have claimed that they did not hear any alarms.



An attorney for the cooperative released a statement saying in part, "The board made the decision to have the system installed last summer. The system was tested after it was installed and it was functioning at the time of the test."



Authorities say the cause of the fire is still undetermined because of the extensive damage and destroyed evidence.


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