The FDNY said the flames broke out around 7 a.m., trapping the women inside.
Janixia Soto was holding her little brother on their fire escape but could not go down to the street because a ladder was broken. So the 11-year-old decided to drop her little brother into the arms of good Samaritans below.
A fire in Upper East Side early Sunday morning sent one person to the hospital in serious condition.
One firefighter and three civilians were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Seven firefighters were also treated for exhaustion.
Fire officials think they know who is to blame for an apartment fire in Brooklyn Monday. His name is Giovani. He’s six-years-old and the size of a basketball.
The fire department said 56-year-old Chiu Tsang was arrested on charges of arson after they reviewed video surveillance tapes of the fire.
Thirty one people are injured—four of the m critically—after a fire ripped through an apartment building in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn on Sunday morning.
Three electricians saved three children from a raging apartment fire in the Bronx.
Bystanders with cell phones were able to capture flames bursting through the fourth floor windows of the burning apartment house, where two children jumped out of a window.