Fire

Fire breaks out at JFK Airport
Fire breaks out at JFK Airport
Police Cristabelle Tumola 1/15/2014 at 12:33PM

A fire at a JFK Airport cargo building Tuesday night left more than a dozen people suffering from smoke inhalation.

Op-ed: Stay safe – and warm – this winter
News Op-Ed 1/12/2014 at 2:46PM

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.

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 [...]