Author: bparry

‘A terrible tragedy’: 7-year-old boy and his teen sister killed in Astoria house fire caused by exploding lithium-ion battery: FDNY

April 10, 2023 By Bill Parry A 7-year-old boy and his 19-year-old sister were killed after a two-alarm house fire broke out in Astoria on Monday afternoon, according to the FDNY. The cause of the fire was an exploding lithium-ion battery for an e-bike that had been recharging, according to the FDNY. The fire broke… Read more »

FDNY battles three-alarm warehouse fire in Astoria beneath N/W subway line on 31st Street

March 29, 2023 By Bill Parry Several firefighters were injured while battling a three-alarm fire in a one-story commercial building in Astoria on Wednesday morning, according to the FDNY. One firefighter was seriously injured and another five firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the fire that tore through the Lion-Aire warehouse at 34-38 31st St., beneath… Read more »