Bronx Woman, 73, Recovering from Fire That Killed Husband, Grandson

Fire officials say all three floors were involved and part of the roof collapsed

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    A fast-moving fire in the Bronx forced people to jump from windows to escape the flames. But three people, including a 12 year-old boy, didn't make it out. Ida Siegal reports. (Published Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013)

    A 73-year-old woman injured in a New Year's Eve fire that claimed the lives of her husband and two other relatives is recovering at a hospital.

    June Debro, a retired nurse, jumped to safety from a third-floor window of her Bronx home on Beach Avenue.

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    Fire officials say three people have died and three other people suffered minor injuries in a suspicious overnight fire at an apartment building in the Bronx. Sheldon Dutes reports from the Bronx. (Published Monday, Dec. 31, 2012)

    Her husband, 73-year-old John Debro, her 71-year-old sister, Annetta Isaac, and 12-year-old grandson, Jahvonte Smith, all died of smoke inhalation.

    Family member Tormaine Stevens told the Daily News that June Debro was in pain and very sad.

    Stevens said "The house is gone. Everything is gone."

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