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Melting snow, road salt causing manhole fires around NYC

FDNY is responding to multiple reports of manhole fires Monday morning as the melting snow and road salt from the overnight storm is wreaking havoc on the utilities system. A call for a manhole fire at 826 Crown Street in Brooklyn came in at 9:06 a.m., the department confirmed, and firefighters...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 4:40pm

2018 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K start time, street closures

With the end of September comes the 17th annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K run/walk in New York City. Considered one of the top 5K races in America, Sunday’s run retraces the final steps FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller took as he strapped on his gear and ran through the Hugh L. Carey...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:53am

At least 21 injured at Kings Plaza fire in Brooklyn: FDNY

At least 21 people, including 18 firefighters, sustained injuries during a Kings Plaza fire on Monday morning, FDNY officials said. Several vehicles caught fire in the Brooklyn mall’s parking garage at 5100 Kings Plaza, sending thick, black plumes of smoke up into the sky around 8:30 a.m.,...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:35pm

7 businesses destroyed in massive Bronx fire

The FDNY battled a massive five-alarm fire in the Bronx that destroyed a building that houses seven businesses early Tuesday morning, officials said. #FDNY members are on scene of a 5-alarm fire at 316 E 194 St. #Bronx pic.twitter.com/gggm22GATz — FDNY (@FDNY) April 24, 2018 The FDNY...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:43am

‘Everyday Heroes’ pop-up exhibit honors diverse members of the FDNY

Founded in 1865, the FDNY is arguably the most universally known — and largest — fire department in the world. And now, many of the Bravest past and present are being honored in “Everyday Heroes,” a pop-up exhibit featuring the work of Scottish artist Alexander Millar....

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5:06am

LIVE STREAM: Thousands gather for funeral of FDNY firefighter Michael R. Davidson

Thousands of mourners are expected to attend Tuesday’s funeral for Michael R. Davidson, the FDNY firefighter who died battling a blaze in Harlem Friday. The funeral services come after two days of viewings in Davidson’s hometown of Floral Park, Long Island. Davidson, a 15-year veteran...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:26am

Funeral set for FDNY firefighter killed battling Harlem fire

The funeral service for Michael R. Davidson, the FDNY firefighter who died early Friday while battling a blaze at a former Harlem jazz club that was being used as a movie location, is slated to take place Tuesday morning at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Davidson, 37, was a 15-year veteran of the...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 10:54am

FDNY firefighter dies battling massive fire in Harlem

An FDNY firefighter died battling a massive fire in Harlem early Friday morning and two others were seriously injured.  The fire broke around 10:50 p.m. Thursday night at 773 St. Nicholas Ave. near 149th St. The building was completely gutted, and the adjacent buildings appear to have...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 9:24am

2 killed, several injured in early-morning Bronx fire

Two men were killed and nearly a dozen others were injured in an early morning fire in the Bronx on Monday, officials said. The blaze began around 1:30 a.m. on the first floor of 2381 Hoffman St. in the borough’s Belmont neighborhood, the FDNY said, adding that the fire spread quickly,...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 12:53pm

Three people injured in fire at Trump Tower

Three people were injured in an early-morning fire at the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, the New York Fire Department said on Monday, as the city’s workday rush began. The report about a fire at the 68-story luxury high-rise at 721 Fifth Avenue, where President Donald Trump lived...

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 1:02pm

Victims’ family demand accountability for child who started deadly Bronx blaze

Some family members of the victims in Thursday’s deadly Bronx fire want the parents of the toddler who caused the blaze to be held accountable, the New York Post reported. An unattended 3-year-old boy playing with a stove caused the fire that claimed the lives of 12 people in the borough...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 10:55am

Mom, 3 kids killed in Brooklyn blaze

An early-morning fire in Brooklyn Monday left a mother and three of her children dead, officials said. The Sheepshead Bay blaze also injured 10 people, including six firefighters. The FDNY said that the fire at a single-family home on East 14th Street near Avenue S began around 2:30 a.m. while the...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:35am

Retired FDNY lieutenant dies from 9/11-related cancer

A retired FDNY lieutenant and first responder died Sunday from a 9/11-related cancer, becoming the 20th firefighter this year to succumb to an illness linked to the 2001 terror attack. Lt. Edward McDonagh, a 49-year-old father of five from Rockland County, battled stage 4 colon cancer for the past...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:21pm

Did any firemen 'Rescue Me' at this singles mixer?

Well, New York, I’m still single. And OK with it, but every now and again, I think that it might be cool to have a someone special. Being a gal who loves new experiences, I hopped online to look for speed dating in the city (which I have never tried) and found something else — firemen...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:52pm

At least 14 injured, including firefighters, in Brooklyn apartment fire

An early-morning fire at a four-story apartment building in Brooklyn left at least 14 injured Monday, FDNY officials said. The blaze started around 4:30 a.m. in a second-floor kitchen before it quickly spread to the third and fourth floors of 1225 49th Street in Borough Park, Deputy Chief Peter...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:08am

Fire in Greenwich Village causes injuries; Rages on

A fire in Greenwich Village tore through a six-story apartment building on Wednesday evening and led to a firefighter being treated for minor injuries and two subway station closures as crews battled the blaze. A spokesman for the FDNY said the blaze at 60 E. 9th St. in Manhattan started...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:03pm

Former Yankee Mariano Rivera deputizes Junior Fire Marshals in the Bronx

Former New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera found himself in the Bronx once again on Tuesday, but instead of firing off a fastball, he was educating students about fire safety. Rivera, along with the FDNY and The Hartford insurance and investment company, visited kindergarteners and first...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:55pm

Fire guts original East Village location of Artichoke Basille’s Pizza

A fire left the East Village location of a popular New York pizza chain severely damaged early Friday morning. The blaze broke out around 5 a.m. at Artichoke Basille’s Pizza at 328 East 14th Street and spread to the second and third floors of the six-story building, the FDNY said according...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:16pm

FDNY Firefighter William Tolley dies after fall from burning Queens building

A New York city firefighter died Thursday afternoon after falling five stories from a burning Queens apartment building, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at an emotional press conference. William Tolley, a 14-year vet, was pronounced dead after falling from the roof of 1615 Putnam Ave., near Wyckoff...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:11pm

3 LaGuardia TSA workers injured by hazardous material: Officials

Three TSA agents at LaGuardia Airport were injured early Wednesday morning by what officials are calling “hazardous materials.”Around 6 a.m., the workers were exposed to the materials while inspecting a bag at a check-in area in Terminal B, ABC 7 reported.The workers complained of eye irritation...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:22am