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 two-alarm fire at a Flushing retirement home Thursday killed a 73-year-old woman.
The Maspeth fire that took the life of six firefighters 50 years ago was long-forgotten by most not involved in the deadly blaze, buried in the ashes of a razed soap factory. For others who battled the blaze that day or lost a family member, the wounds remain fresh, even after five decades. “I’ve been [...]
A serial arsonist has been arrested and confessed to setting 13 fires in Flushing, including a three-alarm inferno that injured 19 firefighters and two civilians in August, fire officials said. Thien K. Dinh, 43, of the Bronx, was arraigned in Queens on September 15 and charged with starting a series of fires within a three-week [...]