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Complications Cited in Deadly Ground Zero Blaze

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Complications Cited in Deadly Ground Zero Blaze

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Complications Cited in Deadly Ground Zero Blaze

Complications Cited in Deadly Ground Zero Blaze

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Two New York City firefighters died Saturday battling a blaze in an abandoned skyscraper in Lower Manhattan, near ground zero. Among the complications cited: the main water supply failed, the fire was hard to reach and the building was thought to be a toxic site.

Debbie Elliott speaks with reporter Fred Mogul of member station WNYC about what officials have learned about the deadly fire. NPR's Allison Keyes has an appreciation of the firefighters who died.

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