Ngozi Cole is a Sierra Leonean writer and journalist. She graduated with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and is a 2022 Pulitzer Center Post-Graduate Reporting Fellow. She is currently the Business and Economics Reporter for NPR-affiliate station WYSO in Southwest Ohio.
A deadly fire in an affordable housing complex in the Bronx was said to have been caused by a space heater. But a pattern of negligence created the conditions for the tragedy, and made the fire more deadly.