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The Bronx Ink: “Fire in Soundview building leaves tenants with holes in the walls”

1591 East 172 Street is one of six buildings that Anthony Gazivoda and his company Gazivoda Realty recently purchased from The Bluestone Group in September of 2011. As you probably know, the building was purchased for a whopping $21.4 million dollars. 

Last month, there was a fire in one of the buildings. What the story below shows is that there is a good chance the fire was caused by Gazivoda’s negligent maintenance crew in the building.

Engines 54 and 41 gathered up in front of 1591 E 172nd street to extinguish a fire that started in an apartment on the first floor.

Smoke overcame the odor of fresh paint as six apartments were damaged by a fire that started on the first floor of a five-story building in the Soundview section of the Bronx shortly after 3.30 p.m on Monday, October 17. No one was injured.The cause of the fire in the first floor apartment at 1591 East 172nd Street remained unknown about two hours after firefighters from the Engine 96, Ladder 54 put out the blaze. A fire department official said it may have been caused by maintenance error.

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