FDNY

Jackson Heights fire injures four, displaces families
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/05/2013 at 10:39AM

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 [...]

Retired FDNY lieutenant featured in documentary series highlighting ‘unsung heroes’
Retired FDNY lieutenant featured in documentary series highlighting ‘unsung heroes’
Entertainment Maggie Hayes 11/23/2013 at 4:05PM

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 [...]

11 injured in four-alarm fire at Kew Gardens apartment building
11 injured in four-alarm fire at Kew Gardens apartment building
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 11/12/2013 at 10:29PM

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 [...]

Bone marrow donor drive to help toddler with rare disease
Bone marrow donor drive to help toddler with rare disease
News Melissa Chan 11/05/2013 at 12:26PM

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 injured after Richmond Hill house fire
News Angy Altamirano 10/12/2013 at 4:59PM

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 [...]

Deadly Elmhurst fire caused by unattended candle: FDNY
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/09/2013 at 11:33AM

An Elmhurst house fire that left one woman dead and several others injured was ignited by an unattended candle, according to the FDNY. The October 7 blaze broke out around 3:30 a.m. Monday in a two-story home at 42-20 74th Street, said fire officials. A 57-year-old woman died in the fire, according to police, and a [...]