Dear Members of the Fordham Family,
We have learned that there was a fatal high-rise fire in the Tremont section of the Bronx today. The news media are reporting that at least nineteen people were killed, including numerous children. At least two dozen more people are reported to be critically injured.
This is obviously a terrible tragedy for our Bronx neighbors. In the coming days we will decide how best to support the victims, their families, and the community. In the interim, I know you join me in keeping them in your thoughts and prayers.
Joseph M. McShane, S.J.