Fire

Late night fire tears through Whitestone auto body shop
Late night fire tears through Whitestone auto body shop
Police Melissa Chan 12/01/2013 at 1:21AM

A Whitestone auto body shop erupted in flames late Saturday night, fire officials and residents said. More than 100 firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at 150-15 14th Road, the site of Whitestone Collision, at 11:13 p.m. on November 30, according to the FDNY. It was under control by 12:20 p.m. There were no reported injuries, an [...]

Popular Maspeth restaurant O’Neill’s is back in business
Popular Maspeth restaurant O’Neill’s is back in business
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 9/27/2013 at 7:41PM

Just about everyone in Maspeth remembers when O’Neill’s restaurant and bar was reduced to ashes after a grease fire in 2011. It was a devastating moment for the community, as the popular bar has been a staple in the neighborhood since 1933. After extinguishing the blaze, local firefighters found within the rubble, the American flag [...]

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 [...]

Body discovered near Forest Park
Body discovered near Forest Park
Police Queens Courier Staff 3/03/2013 at 6:00PM

A man walking his dog near Forest Park found a man unconscious and unresponsive. On Sunday, March 3, around 11:40 a.m., officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a fire at the corner of Freedom Drive and Park South Drive just off of Woodhaven Boulevard. Police were met by a man walking his dog, who [...]

Two charged with murder, starting fire to cover it up
Two charged with murder, starting fire to cover it up
News Maggie Hayes 3/03/2013 at 10:54AM

Authorities have arrested and charged two men in conjunction with the South Richmond Hill fire that revealed one man tied up and shot. Jason St. Hill, 17, and Stephen Peters, 22, of Richmond Hill were arrested on Thursday, February 28. Both were charged with kidnapping, arson, murder and burglary, among other charges. The victim, Azeem Ali, 43, [...]

South Richmond Hill man killed in ‘suspicious’ fire
South Richmond Hill man killed in ‘suspicious’ fire
Police Melissa Chan 2/24/2013 at 11:20AM

A 43-year-old Asian man was killed in a “suspicious” fire in South Richmond Hill early Sunday morning, police said. The unidentified victim was found dead on arrival inside a residence at 115-18 95th Avenue on February 24 at around 2:35 a.m. He had severe burns on his body, cops said. The investigation is ongoing, but [...]

Dromm, DRUM lead rally after Bangladesh factory fire
Dromm, DRUM lead rally after Bangladesh factory fire
News Alexa Altman 12/11/2012 at 8:45AM

With his handheld camcorder, Gulam Sarwar Harum swept through the chanting crowd, capturing their faces and voices as they bellowed for the workers who perished in a fire in a Bangladesh factory. “Workers’ rights and human rights! Workers’ rights and human rights!” they yelled, waving homemade signs etched with English and Bengali cries for justice. [...]