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Fire scars tight-knit NY community

When a fire killed 12 people last week, children were at the heart of the tragedy that has shaken the neighbourhood of Belmont in the Bronx

Firefighters at the scene of the fire last Thursday night. The blaze was started by a three-year-old boy playing with burners on a stove, authorities said.

A memorial at the site of the inferno, the deadliest in New York in more than 25 years.

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EVEN on a nose-numbingly cold morning, families were out on the sidewalks around Prospect Avenue. A mother tugged a beanie over her squiggling son's ears, and girls ran down the block. They were trailed by a boy towing a wagon filled from a trip to...

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