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Fatal Bronx fire declared arson

The Bronx fire that killed one person and injured two others was deemed arson, FDNY officials announced Sunday.

The blaze broke out Saturday around 1:30 p.m., on the second floor of the five-story building at 2216 Adams Place in Tremont.

Firefighters rushed to the scene and removed three people from the same apartment, including a 50-year-old man who suffered burns throughout his body. The victim was pronounced dead at St. Barnabas Hospital.

A man and a woman, both 50, were also transported to St. Barnabas, where one was listed in critical condition and the other suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries, an FDNY spokeswoman said.

The FDNY announced on Twitter Sunday that the fire was “incendiary.” The NYPD is investigating who started the fire, and why.

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