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Two dead in Dyker Heights fire: FDNY

Two people are dead and at least eight others received minor injuries after a two-alarm fire broke out in a Brooklyn building Thursday morning. There was no evidence of working smoke detectors in the three-story building where the fatal fire occurred, the New York City Fire Department said. The...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 1:17pm

6-alarm fire breaks out in Dorchester apartment building still under construction

A 6-alarm fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at a Dorchester condo building that was still under construction. Boston firefighters are still at the scene Thursday handling hot spots on top of the building, Boston Fire Department Commissioner Joseph Finn said at a Thursday news conference. The...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:47am

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

PECO substation fire caused lengthy power loss for many homes, businesses

Hundreds of home and businesses continued to be without electric power Wednesday morning as a result of the massive fire at a utility company substation in North Philadelphia.PECO crews worked to reroute power to thousands of customers after Wednesday’s fire at the substation on the 2600 block of...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 2:17am

For first time, FDNY uses drone to fight Bronx fire

The FDNY responds to thousands of fires a year across the five boroughs, but a blaze in the Bronx on Monday marked a first for the department.After training with a drone for more than six months, the FDNY used the unmanned aircraft to battle a fire at 653 Crotona Park North in the Crotona Park...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 7:28am

Fire at New York’s Trump International Hotel deemed not suspicious

A blaze that broke out at the Trump International Hotel on New York's Upper West Side early Friday morning was caused by an equipment malfunction, authorities said, according to CBS News.The fire at 1 Central Park West began in an apartment under construction on the 47th floor around 4:15 a.m. It...

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:36am

Meet the world's sexiest female firefighter

Norwegianfirefighter Gunn Nartenmay look like a model, but she prefers pulling people from burning buildings to walking on the runway. The 30-year-old has gained popularity on I nstagram — with more than 80,000 people following her — and has beencalled the sexiest female firefighter in the world.“...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:34pm

‘I Was There’ is not your typical heroic 9/11 movie

“I Was There” is not the first movie to be made about the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. But it may be the first to center on a first responder who, in hindsight, is not as heroic as the world first thought.Directed and co-written by Jorge Valdes-Iga, the film will be screened Sunday, Jan. 29, at...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:00am

Family escapes Brockton blaze

A Brockton family lost their home and were rushed to a hospital after a fire Tuesday.A mother and her two young children were alone in the home when it caught fire around 2:30 a.m., WBZ reported.Fueled by strong winds, the fire spread quickly, engulfing the entire porch.“They were very lucky....

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 6:48pm

High-rise fire on Upper West Side injures 24, including young girl, firefighters

A fire in a 33-story residential building belonging to Mt. Sinai Hospital left 24 people injured on Thursday night, officials said.In an update Friday morning tweet, the FDNY said the fire was accidental and caused by "careless use of an open flame/candle." The FDNY added that the apartment where...

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 7:35am

Father saves daughter's Christmas gifts from burning home

Just four days before Christmas, eight people lost everything in a three-alarm blaze at a sober house in Lynn.But when the flames woke resident Mike Walsh, his first thought was to grab his daughter's Christmas presents as he made his escape, WCVB reported."It's the first thing I grabbed. I almost...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 12:38pm

Laundromat sparked Charlestown house fire that displaced 20

A fire that displaced up to 20 people in a multi-family home in Charlestown was caused by an electric short-circuit in the building’s ground floor Laundromat, according to investigators.Fire officials told local news media that Friday’s blaze began in the ceiling of Monument Laundromat, at 144...

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 4:45pm

Manhole explosions in Malden cause evacuations

Several Malden businesses were evacuated and traffic was diverted Sunday when a fire at a transformer caused at least two manholes to explode.The explosions happened on Main Street neat Malden High School, WBZ reported.Neighbors heard multiple explosions and large flames and thick black smoke could...

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 1:54am

Grandmother dies just days after 1-year-old grandson killed in same Brooklyn fire

A Brownsville fire has claimed the life of a woman just two days after killing her 1-year-old grandson and injuring six other family members, reports said.Alexandra Melo, 40, succumbed to her injuries Friday, according to reports. She is the second person to die in the Dec. 14 fire on the top floor...

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 2:17am

Firefighters battle 6-alarm blaze, bone-chilling cold in Charlestown

Firefighters were battling a six-alarm fire, along with freezing temperatures, in Charlestown Friday morning.The Boston Fire Department responded to the blaze at 144 Bunker Hill St. at around 6:45 a.m. The building houses a laundromat on the first floor and apartments above it.Six residents were...

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 7:46pm

Fire breaks out at NYU Medical Center

Firefighters on Wednesday extinguished a fire at a New York City hospital complex that sent up plumes of thick black smoke visible for miles but injured no one.The building where the blaze broke out at NYU Medical Center is under construction, and no patients were present, medical center...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:06pm

Two SEPTA workers injured in manhole fire in West Philly

Two SEPTA workers were injured in a manhole fire Wednesday morning in West Philadelphia, officials said.One worker was transported to the Temple University Hospital Burn Unit with first-degree burns to his hand and face, officials said. The other worker was released after being treated for minor...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:48pm

Family of Philly firefighter sues equipment companies for wrongful death

The family of a fallen Philadelphia firefighter has filed a $1.5 million wrongful death lawsuit against 30 fire equipment manufacturers for producing gear that failed to protect her.Lt. Joyce Craig was the city's first female firefighter to die in the line of duty. She suffocated while trapped in...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 7:24pm

Two Dorchester house fires displace 28 residents

Two separate house fires in Dorcester on successive days this week have displaced nearly 30 people, fire officials said. Two firefighters received minor injuries, one from each fire. Investigators are trying to determine a cause for each blaze, and no residents were injured.In the latest incident,...

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 7:51pm

Baby rescued after tossed from burning home in Northeast Philly

Five adults and four children were injured in an overnight fire in Philadelphia that also displaced more than 20residents, according to reports.A fire broke out around 4 a.m. Tuesdayin a mixed-use building onthe 4500 block of FrankfordAvenue in Northeast Philadelphia. The blaze, which spread to...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:53am