More than a third of all serious fires in New York City happen during the winter months, when people often resort to unsafe measures, as they attempt to heat their homes and stay warm. As a result, there are many preventable fires resulting in unnecessary loss of life and property.
Two separate two-alarm fires broke out within an hour of each other in Hollis Tuesday night, the FDNY said.
A manhole fire broke out in Flushing Monday night, the FDNY said.
A New Year’s Day fire in East Elmhurst left a 7-year-old boy dead and his 13-year-old brother injured.
A two-alarm fire at a Flushing retirement home Thursday killed a 73-year-old woman.
An early morning fire in Jackson Heights Wednesday left four families displaced and injured four. The two-alarm blaze broke out around 2:30 a.m. on the second floor of a two-story building on Roosevelt Avenue near 80th Street, said the FDNY, and was under control about an hour later. Fire officials said four people received minor [...]
John Nolan, retired FDNY lieutenant, worked to rebuild homes in Sandy-devastated communities after the superstorm and became one of the area’s many “unsung heroes.” Now, Shell Rotella, an engine oil organization, has highlighted Nolan and several others in a short-form documentary series, “Unsung Heroes,” that tells the stories of these overlooked saviors and how their [...]
Updated Wednesday, November 13 12:07 p.m. A four-alarm blaze at a Kew Gardens apartment building Tuesday night left 11 people injured and displaced several families. The fire started just after 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the 129th Street dwelling and extended to the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors, and an area below the [...]
An FDNY firefighter and his wife are looking for a bone marrow donor to save their son. Two-year-old Owen Hogan was diagnosed in April with severe aplastic anemia. The rare disease causes a deficiency in blood cells and can impair the body’s ability to fight infections. The New Hyde Park toddler, who loves trains and [...]
Three people are left injured after a house fire in Richmond Hill. According to the FDNY, a call came in on Saturday at approximately 1:01 a.m. for a fire at 87-40 124th Street. Upon arrival, firefighters found the fire in the basement of the one-story home. The fire was under control by 3:58 a.m. One [...]