Shivering seniors ask NYCHA to fix boiler

- Seniors citizens living at the Randall Balcom Houses in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx say their boiler exploded around Christmas. In its place, a temporary mobile boiler was installed. But they say it hasn't been working very well and they're still left shivering in the cold.

So tenants must find their own ways to keep warm. Many tenants are bundled up inside. Some use their ovens to stay warm.

This is the same building complex where a 62-year-old man and his 14-year-old daughter died in a fire Sunday. Investigators believe a hot plate caused the fire.

When Fox 5 arrived Wednesday, the heat just kicked on. Many residents have followed instructions and contacted NYCHA. But they want a permanent fix.

NYCHA told Fox 5 that heat has been restored to that building and that crews are on site making additional repairs.

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