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NYC fire victims are resident, others saved

NEW YORK – The victims of New York City’s most deadly fire in decades under a man who emigrated to the Bronx from Ghana, and dreamed of becoming a military policeman.

A family member tells The New York Times that Emmanuel Mensah had saved a number of people returned to the burning building, where he died of smoke inhalation.

Twum Bredu (BREH’-doo) says Mensah had recently graduated from Army National Guard boot camp.

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro (NY’-groh) says that the fire, which killed a dozen people, on Thursday night began on a stove and went through a door and up to five storeys.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com

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