Fire Accident Archives

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.

Apartment Fire in New York City Leaves Man Seriously burned

A terrible apartment fire in Queens left one man seriously burned and several others suffering various injuries 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.

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.

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