A 23-year-old man was taken into custody at Burlington Coat Factory at Rego Park Center. Investigators believe he set the fires to divert attention from his shoplifting.
The blaze started around 5:30 a.m. at a vacant 2 1/2-story home at 1700 Topping Avenue in the Claremont section of the Bronx
Even though it appeared most of the roof collapsed, there were no injuries. But there was a rush of water from inside, with ceiling tiles and the contents of the roof draining into the store.
Another tanker is being brought to the seen to offload the propane, the FDNY said.
Thursday’s extreme weather made it difficult for firefighters in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx. Getting water to a blaze proved to be a challenge.
The impact was so strong, it sent both vehicles crashing into a building and several parked cars. The scaffolding that was in front of the building collapsed onto the wreckage.
The accident happened around 9:00 p.m. in Borough Park. Two FDNY members were taken to Lutheran Hospital in serious condition. Sixteen teenagers suffered minor injuries in the accident.
FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and the New York Blood Center added the names of 13 bone marrow donors to the “Honor Roll of Life” at the 10th annual induction ceremony for the blood center Wednesday.
A new class of probationary firefighters are on their way to joining the ranks of the New York Fire Department.
A teenage girl and a little boy were rescued from the roof of a burning home in Rosedale, Queens this past weekend.
Police, firefighters and other first responders were called on reports of a possible explosion at an apartment building on Lexington Avenue in Kips Bay.
The fire broke out on Metcalf Avenue in Clason Point around 5:46 a.m. and was extinguised by 6:11 a.m., fire officials told WCBS 880.
A cement truck crashed into a three-story residential building in the Bronx on Monday evening, leaving the driver dead and at least four people with injuries, authorities said.
Fire officials Monday announced the arrest of Abderraham Mouna and Jose Andujar, who are charged with arson.
Police said that the woman identified by friends as Daisy Garcia and the two children were found stabbed to death.