THE BRONX — Police were investigating the deaths of three people found in an abandoned Fordham building Monday, a week after a fire broke out there, cops said.
A demolition crew working on the long-vacant building at 61 Buchanan Place after the Sept. 9 blaze made the gruesome discovery on Monday, according to police.
A spokesman for the fire department said that the cause of the fire was being investigated.
The building, which records show has a history of violations, caught fire about 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 9 and burned for nearly three hours until it was brought under control at 7:21 a.m., the FDNY said.
The Department of Buildings issued a vacate order for the building after the fire, noting that it was open to the elements and that the fire department had requested a structural inspection, according to online records.