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Investigators Find No Working Smoke Detectors in Aftermath of Apartment Fire in New York City

Investigators are combing through the wreckage left behind after a deadly apartment fire in Harlem that claimed the lives of an entire family-six people in total including four children. In a statement to news media, fire investigators said that they found no evidence of working smoke detectors in the home.

Apartment Fire in Harlem Kills Six People

A fatal apartment fire in Harlem claimed the lives of six people earlier this month-including four children. The blaze broke out in an apartment building inside the Frederick Samuel Houses in Harlem around 1AM. FDNY officers found six people unconscious and unresponsive in bedrooms at the rear of the apartment unit in which the fire started. Attempts to resuscitate the victims were unsuccessful. Three other residents suffered from smoke inhalation and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Girl Falls Into Backyard Fire Pit-Suffers Third Degree Burns

A young girl was severely injured when she fell into a backyard fire pit earlier this month. EMTs arrived at the New Jersey home within minutes of receiving the call and stabilized the girl at the accident scene before rushing her to a nearby hospital by helicopter. She was admitted and is being treated for second and third degree burns to her face and arms.

Apartment Fire in Manhattan Leaves 6 Injured

An apartment fire in Manhattan left six people injured on March 20th. The early morning blaze started just after 5 AM in a business on the first floor of the building and smoke quickly spread to the apartments above. By the time FDNY arrived on scene the flames had spread throughout Omar's Kitchen and Bakery on East 55th Street and toxic smoke was quickly filling the hallways and stairwells above. Responders worked quickly to evacuate residents of the apartment units above the bakery but several had to be treated for smoke inhalation. 

Apartment Fire in Brooklyn Injures 9 People

9 people were seriously injured in a massive apartment fire in Brooklyn late last month. The blaze ripped through a multi-unit apartment in Ebbets Field Apartments in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens on December 26th. The fire started on the 12th floor and quickly spread until four rooms in the single-family apartment were fully engulfed.

Apartment Fire in Williamsburg Caused by "Modified" Electric Scooter

A devastating apartment fire in Brooklyn late last month has been ruled accidental but investigators did discover the blaze was caused by an aftermarket modification made to an electric scooter owned by one of the residents. The fire broke out on the thirteenth floor of the Flushing Avenue apartment building on November 28th just after 4:30 in the afternoon. FDNY crews arrived to find the personal electric vehicle fully engulfed and flames spreading to the surrounding walls in a public hallway in the apartment building.

Deadly Apartment Fire in Brooklyn Leaves Many Injured and Homeless

An apartment fire in Brooklyn turned deadly earlier this month when one of the victims of the blaze succumbed to their injuries at a city hospital. The apartment fire in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights broke out around six in the morning on August 17th. The flames quickly spread from the ground floor to the stories above, trapping residents in smoke and flames.

Fire Code Violations Contributed to Deadly Apartment Fire

Investigators, digging into an apartment fire that killed five children in New Jersey earlier this month, discovered over a dozen building and fire code violations, including blocked fire escapes. While the blaze happened across the border in New Jersey, similar fire code violations can be found almost anywhere in our city and could very well contribute to deadly apartment fires in New York City.

Apartment Fire in New York City Leaves Man Seriously burned

A terrible apartment fire in Queens left one man seriously burned and several others injured late last month. The blaze erupted in Long Island City just after 10PM in the first-floor apartment of a building located on 46th Avenue. Witnesses at the scene of the fire say they heard what sounded like an explosion and shortly thereafter began to see and smell smoke.

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