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Elmhurst house fire leaves one dead, several injured
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/07/2013 at 11:49AM

Updated 4:29 p.m. An early morning fire in Elmhurst left one woman dead and several others injured. The blaze broke out around 3:30 a.m. Monday in a two-story home at 42-20 74th Street, according to the FDNY. A 57-year-old woman was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where she was pronounced dead, said police. Fire officials said a [...]

Elmhurst firehouse celebrates centennial
Elmhurst firehouse celebrates centennial
West Angy Altamirano 9/12/2013 at 4:25PM

Members from Engine 287, Ladder 136 and Battalion 46 celebrated 100 years of service to Elmhurst. Firefighters, officers, former members of the firehouse and their families gathered at 86-53 Grand Avenue on September 5 for a centennial ceremony to honor their dedication. “It’s an important day for every single person who lived in this community [...]

Truck fire shuts down lower level of Queensboro Bridge
Truck fire shuts down lower level of Queensboro Bridge
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/02/2013 at 10:59AM

A truck fire disrupted traffic on the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge for the second time in about two weeks. The FDNY responded to the blaze on the bridge’s lower level around 9:47 a.m. Monday, said an FDNY spokesperson, and had the fire under control by approximately 10:14 a.m. No injuries were been reported. The bridge’s [...]

FDNY defeats NYPD at Queens South Responders Basketball Tournament
FDNY defeats NYPD at Queens South Responders Basketball Tournament
News Liam La Guerre 8/27/2013 at 9:14AM

The Fire Department was just too hot to handle in the inaugural Queens South Responders Basketball Tournament at Daniel O’Connell Park on Sunday, August 25. FDNY from Engine 317 and Ladder 165 defeated the 113th Precinct, 30-15, before crushing the community team 36-18 to win the tournament. Jamahl Wright of the fire team scored the [...]

FDNY: Cooking cause of fire that killed famed designer
FDNY: Cooking cause of fire that killed famed designer
Police Queens Courier Staff 8/22/2013 at 1:39PM

The Jamaica blaze that took the life of a famous furniture designer was caused by cooking, according to the FDNY. Charles Pollock, 83, who created one of the best-selling office chairs in history, the Pollock Executive Chair, died Tuesday morning when his 157th Street home caught fire. According to the fire department, “several New York [...]

One injured in school bus crash in Willets Point
Police Liam La Guerre 8/21/2013 at 6:11PM

A school bus with as many as 20 children crashed this afternoon in Willets Point, fire officials said. One person, who has yet to be identified, was injured in the crash at around 4:30 p.m. at the Van Wyck Expressway and Whitestone Expressway. The injured person is being taken to North Shore LIJ, officials said. [...]

Famed designer dies in Jamaica fire
Famed designer dies in Jamaica fire
Police Maggie Hayes 8/20/2013 at 1:23PM

A fatal fire took the life of one of the world’s last mid-century designers, said police and a close friend. Charles Pollock, 83, of Charles Pollock Designs, created one of the best-selling office chairs in history, the Pollock Executive Chair. He moved to 157th Street in Jamaica just a few years ago after a lifetime [...]

High carbon monoxide levels force evacuation of eight buildings in Astoria
Police Cristabelle Tumola 8/14/2013 at 10:27PM

Fifty people were evacuated from eight buildings in Astoria Wednesday evening after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected, said the FDNY. Officials ordered the evacuation around 7:30 p.m. following a manhole fire near the residential buildings along 31st Drive. One person was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, said the FDNY. Some of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 8/13/2013 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. High of 81. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Tuesday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of [...]

Five injured in Whitestone restaurant fire
Five injured in Whitestone restaurant fire
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 8/10/2013 at 6:48PM

MELISSA CHAN AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Five people were injured, two of them seriously, when a fire erupted inside a popular Whitestone Chinese restaurant Saturday, fire officials said. Flames broke out at Emperor House Chinese Restaurant around 4:49 p.m., according to the FDNY. Three victims sustained minor injuries and one man was being treated for second-degree [...]