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Raging Apartment Fire in Manhattan Injures Two and Displaces 14

An apartment fire in New York City sent two people to the hospital on Christmas Day. But rescuers say the individuals were lucky to get out alive. The fire, which was mostly contained to the top floors of the building (located at on 19th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan) was so intense that FDNY officials were worried the strong winds might spread it to neighboring structures.

Apartment Fire in Brooklyn Sends 8 to Hospital

A terrifying apartment fire in Brooklyn injured 8 residents of a high-rise apartment building earlier this month. NYFD was called to the Marlboro Houses complex at 2250 W. 11th Street in Gravesend shortly after 2PM on December 16. A portion of the 16-story apartment building was ablaze and residents were stumbling over each other, rushing to safety.

9 Injured in Apartment Fire in New York City

An apartment fire in Harlem left nine people injured and dozens more temporarily homeless earlier this week. The New York City apartment fire engulfed the top floors of a 6-story building at the corner of Broadway and 144th Street. The Five Alarm blaze required over 200 firefighters to get it under control as it burned for hours.

Apartment Fire in New York City Sends Victim to Hospital

An afternoon apartment fire in New York City injured three individuals-one seriously. On April 18th a fire broke out inside one of the units on the sixth floor of an apartment building located at 145 Lincoln Avenue. The call came in to FDNY dispatchers at 2:23 PM after residents in the building reported the blaze. Most were able to flee. At least one was trapped by the flames.

Apartment Fire in Flushing Injures Three--Including an Infant

An early morning apartment fire in Queens sent three people to the hospital-including an infant and her mother-after a blaze erupted in the first-floor apartment of a Flushing apartment building. The fire broke out sometime around 2 in the morning on November 18th in a multi-resident unit at the Pomonok Houses on Parson's Boulevard near 65th Avenue.

Residents Forced to Live With Dangerous Conditions in Bronx Public Housing

All over the city people are being forced to live in life-threatening dangerous conditions in New York City public housing complexes. Multiple investigations have shown that residents have to live in wet, moldy apartments infested with pests with the threat of apartment fires and ceiling collapses and staircase accidents looming over their heads every day.

FDNY Says Fatal Apartment Fire in Brooklyn Started by Faulty Electrical Repairs

A fatal apartment fire in Brooklyn that claimed the life of a 68-year old grandmother was likely caused by improper repairs to a faulty electrical outlet according to a statement from the New York City Fire Department. It took more than 100 fire fighters to subdue the blaze at 232 Metropolitan Ave. when fire broke out around 10:30 PM on the evening of March 29th. Residents report that smoke quickly filled the entire building, making escape nearly impossible.

Search Continues for Cause of Deadly Building Explosion in Brooklyn

The relative quiet of a Saturday afternoon was torn apart by a massive building explosion in Brooklyn. The three-story structure on 13th Avenue in Borough Park, Brooklyn, opened up just after 1 PM on October 3rd in a ball of flame and a cloud of deadly debris. Eyewitnesses report black smoke rolling out of the structure blotting out the sun and casting the street into a false night-like darkness. Over 200 firefighters rushed to the scene to battle the flames and search for survivors. Their efforts were hampered by the sheer devastation that shut down an entire city block.

Con Edison and NYC Could be Liable in East Harlem Building Collapse

Last year, a gas leak contributed to the horrific deaths of eight individuals in a pair of New York City apartment buildings. The explosion and resulting apartment fire in Harlem left people's lives shattered. Now, the results of a months-long federal investigation show that the explosion never would have happened had two gas delivery pipes been properly attached to each other and if New York City had properly repaired a known underground utility failure.

Apartment Explosion - Likely caused by Illegal Gas Line Tap

The deadly explosion and apartment fire in New York in early April that left two dead and nearly 20 people injured was likely the result of an illegal gas line tap. The midday blast caused a fiery inferno that caused a significant portion of the east village apartment building to collapse. The injured were pulled from the rubble by emergency workers. The two deceased individuals were recovered after the fire had already been extinguished. Both were inside the first-floor sushi restaurant. One was a young man on a date, the other was a busboy employed by the establishment.

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