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Cardi B Promises to Cover Funeral Costs for Bronx Fire Victims

Bronx fire killed 17 people in city’s deadliest blaze in 30 years

Emergency first responders at the scene of a fire at a 19-story residential building in the Bronx, New York, on Jan. 9.

Emergency first responders at the scene of a fire at a 19-story residential building in the Bronx, New York, on Jan. 9.

Photographer: Scott Heins/Getty Images

Rapper Cardi B pledged to cover funeral costs for victims of the Bronx fire, New York City’s deadliest blaze in three decades. 

The Bronx native said she would also pay repatriation expenses for some victims buried in Gambia through a fund set up by Mayor Eric Adams. The Bronx Fire Relief Fund has raised $2.5 million to help the families of the dozens of people injured and the 17 people who died in the fire.