Authorities say a fire at a 6-story apartment building on the Upper East Side has been brought under control.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said the evidence pointed to a gas explosion in the blast that destroyed several buildings in the East Village – even though there were no reports of odors or leaks.
Some passersby who were in the East Village at the time of the devastating explosion and fire Thursday afternoon said they were lucky to be alive – and one woman even said her shirt caught fire.
Hikind, D-Brooklyn, said every home should have the detectors, especially in his community because observant Jews will not stop using hot plates and slow cookers on the Sabbath.
Funerals were held on Sunday for the seven brothers and sisters who were killed in a tragic Brooklyn fire.
There was a major loss of court records during a warehouse fire in January.
The dead are children ranging in age from 5 to 15 years old, and they are believed to be family members, New York Fire Department spokesman Jim Long said.
A man has been charged with arson and attempted murder, for allegedly setting fire to the Woodhaven, Queens house where he lived because the owners had kicked him out.
The four-alarm blaze broke out around 8:10 p.m. Wednesday on 90th Street near 91st Avenue in Woodhaven and quickly spread.
An extra-alarm fire ripped through in multiple houses Wednesday evening in Woodhaven, Queens, and left four people injured.
An infant was seriously injured in a fire in Bath Beach, Brooklyn Wednesday evening.
The blaze broke out around 10:42 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Annandale Road.
An extra-alarm fire ripped through a row of townhomes Monday afternoon in the Rossville section of Staten Island.
A Long Island congregation is heartbroken after a fire destroyed their historic 19th century church.
The fire broke out shortly before midnight on the 17th floor of the Schomburg Plaza apartments.