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Freehold home destroyed by lightning strike (CBS 2)

New Jersey Home Goes Up In Flames After Lightning Strike

Firefighters in New Jersey are on the scene of a house fire that was started by a strike of lighting.

05/22/2014

Five people were injured during a fire at the St. Joseph Hill Academy convent in October 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

911 Recordings Reveal Confusion Among Dispatchers During Fire At S.I. Convent

911 recordings released Wednesday show confusion and disorganization at a dispatch center being notified about a fire at a Staten Island convent.

05/21/2014

After Years Of Criticism, De Blasio Halts 911 Upgrade Project

Mayor Bill de Blasio has halted an upgrade project for the 911 system, and has ordered a multi-agency review of delays, errors, and cost overruns.

05/19/2014

Officer Rosa Rodriguez is released from the hospital on May 19, 2014. (credit: Don Champion/CBS 2)

Rosa Rodriguez, Cop Critically Hurt In Coney Island Fire, Released From Hospital

Dozens of NYPD officers lined up outside Weill Cornell Medical Center clapped as Officer Rosa Rodriguez was released after spending six weeks in the hospital.

05/19/2014

Rosa Rodriguez (Credit: CBS 2)

Officer Injured In High-Rise Fire Set To Be Released From The Hospital

Sunday was set to be the last night in the hospital for a police officer who nearly died in a high-rise fire on Coney Island.

05/18/2014

Rosa Rodriguez (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Sources: Police Officer Critically Injured In Coney Island Fire To Be Released From Hospital

Rosa Rodriguez, 36, is set to be released from the hospital on Monday, CBS 2 reported.

05/17/2014

An 87-year-old woman was killed when a fire broke out inside of her Lower East Side apartment. (Credit: CBS 2)

Woman, 87, Killed In Lower East Side Apartment Fire

Police say an 87-year-old woman is dead after an apartment fire on the Lower East Side.

05/17/2014

Fire tears through a building on Robbins Street in Toms River, NJ on May 16, 2014. (credit: Toms River Police)

Overnight Fire Damages Buildings In Toms River

Police and firefighters responded to a burglar alarm at around 11:18 p.m. at East Coast Gamers on 38 Robbins Street, Toms River Police said.

05/16/2014

Firefighters on the scene after a fire and possible explosion at a condo complex in Hastings-on-Hudson on May 14, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Fire, Explosion At Hastings-On-Hudson Condo Complex

The fire broke out at a home on Turnberry Drive in Hastings-on-Hudson near the St. Andrew’s golf course.

05/14/2014

Firefighters respond to a blaze on West 57th Street in Manhattan on May 12, 2014. (credit: Lou Young/CBS 2)

2-Alarm Fire Breaks Out In West 57th Street Building

Thick black smoke could be seen pouring out of the basement of a five-story building near the Holiday Inn on West 57th Street between 9th and 10th avenues.

05/12/2014

James Blake walks off court following his defeat to Ivo Karlovic of Croatia in their men's singles first-round match on Day 3 of the 2013 US Open. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Fire Destroys Ex-Tennis Star James Blake’s Home; 4 Dead

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday that they spoke with Blake and he said he was leasing the home. He was not in Florida at the time of the fire.

05/07/2014

A Morganville, NJ home was destroyed in a fire on May 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Monmouth County Home Destroyed In Early Morning Fire

It took several hours to finally place it under control. Police said the blaze was fed by natural gas.

05/07/2014

Firefighters on the scene of a fire in Union City, NJ on May 6, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Dozens Displaced After Early Morning Fire In Union City

Officials say the fire broke out in a building on New York Avenue around 2 a.m. Tuesday and the flames quickly spread to four neighboring structures.

05/06/2014

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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Fast Moving Fire Leaves Man Dead, Firefighter Injured In Sparta, NJ

One man was killed and a firefighter was burned when a fast-moving fire destroyed one home and severely damaged another in northwestern New Jersey.

05/04/2014

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