Fire

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

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

Aron Follman (Credit: CBS 2)

3-Year-Old Boy Dies In Catskills Bungalow Fire

The fire broke out around 10:15 p.m. Sunday at a bungalow colony on State Route 55 in the Town of Liberty.

08/18/2014

A fire on the base of the Pulaski Skyway bridge on Aug. 15, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Engulfs Part Of Base Of Pulaski Skyway Bridge

Firefighters are battling a blaze underneath the Pulaski Skyway that is sending smoke billowing into the air.

08/15/2014

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Woman, Two Teens Leap Off Of Roof To Escape Lodi House Fire

A woman and her two teenage children jumped about eight feet off a roof and over a fence after a balloon sparked a fire in their Lodi home.

08/14/2014

Fire investigators believe the fire that damaged this Port Washington home may have been deliberately set. (Credit: WCBS 880/Marla Diamond)

Port Washington Explosion Victim Identified As Husband Who Had Been Unaccounted For

Police have confirmed that the man found dead in an explosion in a Port Washington, Long Island garage last week was a resident who had been unaccounted for.

08/13/2014

Fire at high-rise on Greenwich Street on Aug. 10, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Fire Breaks Out At Greenwich Street High-Rise

Officials said everyone was able to get out of the building safely.

08/10/2014

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Woman Killed In Jackson Heights Fire

Crews were called to the scene on 34th Avenue near 85th Street in Jackson Heights around 3 a.m.

08/09/2014

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Fire Destroys Two Homes In Paterson

The fire began at around 4 a.m. in a home on Hillman Street and then quickly spread to an adjacent home.

08/08/2014

A house explosion rocked Port Washington, Long lsland on Tuesday, Aug. 5. (Credit: Mike Dedona)

1 Dead As House Explosion Rocks Port Washington, Long Island

Flames and smoke were billowing into the sky in Nassau County Tuesday night, after a house apparently exploded.

08/05/2014

From Despair To Repair: New York, New Jersey Mark 1 Year Since Superstorm Sandy

Plan Moving Ahead For Dune System, Other Protections For Breezy Point

A multimillion-dollar request for a dune system and other coastal protections for Breezy Point Queens is moving forward, New York State officials announced Monday.

08/04/2014

NJ TRANSIT Train

Fire Under Portal Bridge Shuts Down Multiple NJ TRANSIT Lines

Multiple NJ TRANSIT lines were suspended during the evening rush Monday due to a fire that broke out under the Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River.

08/04/2014

Firefighters on the scene of a house fire in Huntington, NY on Aug. 4, 2014. (credit: Scott Dalrymple of the Huntington Fire Dept.)

Dog Alerts Sleeping Family To House Fire In Huntington

A family dog is being credited with helping to save a couple and their son from a raging house fire on Long Island early Monday morning.

08/04/2014

A man died after his East Flatbush apartment caught fire Aug. 3, 2014. (Credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

East Flatbush Apartment Fire Leaves Man Dead

Firefighters and police responded to a 911 call at 411 E. 49th St. just after 4 a.m.

08/03/2014

A fire burns in Murray Hill on Aug. 1, 2014. (credit: Adriana Davis/D-Squared Media)

Fire Guts Sushi Restaurant, Causes Traffic Disruptions In Murray Hill

The two-alarm fire broke out at Ginza Sushi at around 11 a.m. Friday.

08/01/2014

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