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An extra-alarm fire broke out in the high-rise at 500 W. 43rd St. Sunday. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

City Councilman Proposes New Safety Idea In Wake Of Deadly High-Rise Fire

City Councilman Corey Johnson said the measure would require buildings taller than six stories to have emergency public-address systems so first responders and building managers can communicate better with residents.

01/13/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out in the high-rise at 500 W. 43rd St. Sunday. (Credit: Keith Lowry /NYCFireWire)

Council Member Says Proposed Fire Safety Legislation Could Save Lives

The proposal comes in the wake of a three-alarm blaze in Hell’s Kitchen that took the life of Daniel McClung and critically injured his husband.

01/12/2014

Michael Todd Cohen, Daniel McClung

Fundraising Effort Vastly Exceeds Goal For Man Hurt In High-Rise Fire

As of Wednesday evening, friends had raised more than $50,000 toward the recovery of a man whose husband died in a Hell’s Kitchen high-rise fire this past weekend.

01/08/2014

Michael Todd Cohen, Daniel McClung

Husband Of Man Killed In High-Rise Fire Remains In Burn Unit

The husband of a man killed in a Hell’s Kitchen high-rise fire remained hospitalized Tuesday night, and his family said he was beginning “the long road to physical and emotional recovery.”

01/07/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out in the high-rise at 500 W. 43rd St. Sunday. (Credit: Keith Lowry /NYCFireWire)

During A High-Rise Fire Conventional Wisdom May Not Apply

Fire officials said that unless your building has a sprinkler system the stairway will act as a chimney, a vertical funnel for smoke.

01/06/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out in the high-rise at 500 W. 43rd St. Sunday. (Credit: Keith Lowry /NYCFireWire)

FDNY: Cause Of Fatal Manhattan High-Rise Fire Was Electrical

It happened around 11 a.m. Sunday in an apartment on the 20th floor of a building at 43rd Street and 10th Avenue.

01/06/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out in the high-rise at 500 W. 43rd St. Sunday. (Credit: Keith Lowry /NYCFireWire)

Man Dead, Husband Critically Injured In West Side High-Rise Fire

One man is dead, and another remained hospitalized Sunday night, after a three-alarm fire broke out in a high-rise fire in Midtown Manhattan.

01/05/2014