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Bronx Business Owners Discuss Recovery From Fire With Officials

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Business owners in the Bronx held a meeting with government officials Friday to discuss recovery from a fire that tore through their building last weekend.

The fire happened in Mount Hope on Sunday.

Authorities say it started in a shoe store before moving to a 99-cent store and a meat market.

The recovery meeting was organized by City Councilman Fernando Cabrera, who represents the area.

He said he wanted to connected the devastated owners with the city agencies who can deliver relief.

"We were able to demonstrate to them what services our city and state agencies have to offer, from loans to be able to deal with the insurance company," Cabrera said.

"They got some programs, but I think, like they explain, it take a little hours, it take a couple of weeks or even months or maybe more sometimes, some case," said store owner Jose Pascal.

The meeting was attended by representatives from the city's Department of Small Business Services and the state's Department of Financial Services.

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