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An extra-alarm fire broke out in a building at 136th Street and Amsterdam Avenue on Monday, Aug. 18. (Credit: CBS 2)

Fire Safety Experts Warn That Bad Habits At Home Could End In Tragedy

The FDNY says the fire that took the life of a 15-year-old girl in Hamilton Heights on Monday was caused by a common household mistake, an overloaded power strip.

08/19/2014

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CBS 2: Victim Killed In Hamilton Heights Fire Identified As 15-Year-Old Girl

The person killed in a three-alarm fire in a Hamilton Heights apartment building has been identified as a 15-year-old girl.

08/19/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out in a building at 136th Street and Amsterdam Avenue on Monday, Aug. 18. (Credit: CBS 2)

1 Dead In Hamilton Heights Apartment Building Fire

An extra-alarm fire broke out late Monday afternoon in an apartment building in Hamilton Heights.

08/18/2014

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Authorities Identify Woman Killed In Essex Fells Fire

A woman who died in a fire in Essex Fells, New Jersey this past weekend has been identified.

07/28/2014

Firefighters battle a motel blaze in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on March 21, 2014. (credit: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

Prosecutors Release Detailed Report Of What Caused Fatal Jersey Shore Motel Fire

Surveillance video from inside the motel shows John Alberti rummaging through seat cushions in a lounge. He later is shown face down on the couch with a lit cigarette.

07/02/2014

Funeral held for six victims of Newark fire (Credit: CBS 2)

Funeral Held For Family Members Killed In Father’s Day Blaze

All six victims had been sleeping inside the home on Madison Avenue and South 15th Street when the fire broke out.

06/21/2014

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One Person Killed After Mattituck Fire Rips Through Apartment & Four Stores

A raging fire ripped through four stores and killed one person on Friday night.

06/21/2014

Six people were killed in a fire on Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Newark, NJ. (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutor: Deaths Ruled Accidental For 6 Family Members Killed In Newark Fire

The six family members who were killed in a fire in Newark this past weekend all died of smoke inhalation, and their deaths were accidental, prosecutors said Wednesday.

06/18/2014

Firefighters respond to a deadly blaze in Newark on June 15, 2014. (Credit: CBS 2)

Newark House Fire Kills 6 People, Including 2 Children

Six people — including two children — were killed in house fire early Sunday morning in Newark, Essex County officials said.

06/15/2014

An SUV caught fire on the Grand Central Parkway, leaving one dead and two injured. (Credit: CBS 2)

Yonkers Man Killed When SUV Hits Debris, Catches Fire On Grand Central Parkway

One person was killed Tuesday when a sport-utility vehicle caught fire on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens.

05/27/2014

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Woman Found Dead In Bedford-Stuyvesant Fire

A woman was found dead late Monday in a fire in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

05/27/2014

The scene of a fatal fire in South Toms River, N.J. on Monday, May 5. (Credit: KYW-TV/CBS Philly)

1 Dead, 6 Firefighters Injured In South Toms River Blaze

Authorities said a house fire in South Toms River Monday claimed the life of one person and sent six firefighters to the hospital with minor injuries.

05/05/2014

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Officials: N.J. Man Dies After Blaze; Firefighter Son Accompanies Him To Hospital

An elderly man died late Tuesday, after a fire broke out in his home in Parsippany, N.J., officials said.

04/30/2014

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Woman Killed In Carlstadt Fire, Paterson Blaze Destroys Three Buildings

Authorities are investigating a fatal blaze in Carlstadt, and in Paterson a fire destroyed three buildings and left a dozen people homeless.

04/20/2014

Firefighters battle a motel blaze in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on March 21, 2014. (credit: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

Prosecutor: Improperly Discarded Cigarette Sparked Fatal Jersey Shore Motel Fire

A cigarette is believed to have ignited a stuffed chair in the second-floor smoking area of the 25-unit Mariner’s Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach, according to authorities.

03/24/2014

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