(CNN) – Some residents of the Bronx residential building where a fire killed 17 people on Sunday may return to top-floor apartments, New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) told CNN on Tuesday.
“Some residents are now able to relocate apartments on the upper floors,” said spokeswoman Ines Bebea. “The process is ongoing and evolving.”
The agency was unable to provide a timeline for when or how many people will re-enter the building, as the building management is notifying residents individually and is “not rushing people back to their apartments,” Bebea said. .
Records from the New York City Department of Construction show the building is listed with a partial eviction order Tuesday after a structural stability inspection was conducted on Monday.
Bronx fire victims died from smoke inhalation
The 17 people who died in the Bronx Fire, New York on Sunday, died from smoke inhalation according to the Office of the New York City Chief Medical Examiner (OCME).
The way his death was an accident according to OCME Director of Public Affairs Julie Bolcer.
The fire sent 32 people to hospitals with life-threatening conditions, New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Sunday. Adams said that a total of 63 people were injured.
Some of the deceased have been identified and their remains have been delivered to funeral homes. The names of the victims have yet to be released, but Bolcer said the names are likely to be shared publicly once the rest are identified, Bolcer said Tuesday.
Many of the identifications are confirmed remotely according to Bolcer, who noted that the process is not unique to this incident.
“Wherever possible, our office strives to implement innovations to ease the burden on bereaved families, and that includes the ability to remotely confirm identifications using photos, fingerprints, dental records, or DNA, as the situation requires. Instead of having closer relatives come to the office, ”Bolcer said in an email to CNN.