Investigators say the fire started inside a ground-floor laundromat and quickly spread to the apartments above and nearby building.
Someone called 911 about the fire around 9 p.m. Sunday at the 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue subway station in an abandoned crew room.
According to investigators, the driver was trying to out run police and lost control.
One man is dead and a woman is in critical condition after a smoky fire in an apartment building in the Edenwald section of the Bronx on Sunday morning.
Firefighters pulled a 60-year-old man from a burning house fire in Roselle this morning, but the man had already died, a fire official said.
Neighbors became aware of the tragedy as firefighters and other investigators went door to door, checking carbon monoxide levels on the block.
The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Arson/Bomb Squad said the source of the explosion was fireworks that had been stored in a three inch PVC pipe.
The Fire Department says the process took about an hour, and the person wasn’t hurt.
Officials say a man was killed when a fire broke out at a northern New Jersey apartment complex.
A judge found that white recruits are more likely than black recruits to have friends or family members in the Fire Department encouraging them to persevere through the department’s long hiring process.
By the time firefighters arrived on the scene, two buildings were fully engulfed in flames. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
None of the injuries is believed to be serious, and all 12 should be released by Sunday night.
“The world may have called them brave, but we just call it doing our jobs,” said Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano. “They died doing what they joined the fire department to do: helping others.”
A group of firefighters from Los Angeles have arrived in New York City for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
A 4-alarm fire broke out around 5:30 p.m. Monday at 112-12 Jamaica Avenue, a commercial building, near 113th Street in Richmond Hill. Firefighters were still on the scene late Monday night battling pockets of fire.