Tag: fire

FDNY investigating fire that tore through vacant home in South Richmond Hill

May. 26, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb and Lloyd Mitchell The FDNY is investigating a fire that tore through a vacant two-and-a-half-story wood frame dwelling in South Richmond Hill on May 25. The FDNY responded to a call regarding the blaze at 94-54 Lefferts Blvd. at approximately 5:15 p.m. with 12 units consisting of 60 firefighters….
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Bayside inferno leaves homeowner dead: FDNY

Apr. 16, 2023 By Dean Moses and Lloyd Mitchell FDNY officials are investigating a tragic three-alarm fire that left one person dead in Bayside on Sunday morning, department officials confirmed. According to FDNY sources, the inferno broke out and swiftly swept through a two-story home on 36th Avenue in Bayside at around 5:39 a.m. on…
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FDNY battles late night fire in Rockaway Park

Apr. 14, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb Firefighters extinguished a garage fire that extended to a private residence in Rockaway Park late Thursday night, according to the FDNY. The FDNY received a call at 9:37 p.m. on April 14 regarding a fire at 125-15 Newport Ave. FDNY responded to the blaze with 12 units consisting of…
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‘A tragic loss’: Astoria residents remember siblings who perished in fire sparked by exploding lithium-ion battery

Astoria Fire (Photo by Michael Dorgan)

April 14, 2023 By Michael Dorgan The Astoria neighbors of a young brother and sister who perished in an April 10 fire sparked by an exploding lithium-ion battery have been remembering the victims this week, saying that their loss is an unbelievable tragedy. Elias Abdulsamed, 7, and his 19-year-old sister Arwa Abdulsamed, died in the… Read more »

Pair of firefighters injured while battling two-alarm fire in Whitestone: FDNY

Mar. 30, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb Two firefighters were injured while battling a two-alarm fire in Whitestone Thursday evening, according to the FDNY. The FDNY received a call at 5:30 p.m. on March 30 regarding a fire at Q’s Moving Corp., a three-story building located at 149-16 14th Ave., not far from the FDNY Engine…
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