Fires

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American Red Cross: Are You Prepared For A Fire At Your Home?

The American Red Cross has launched a campaign aimed at cutting the number of deaths in home fires by 25 percent over the next five years.

10/13/2014

A three-alarm fire in Yonkers on Aug. 9, 2014, displaced nearly three dozen people. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Report: 12-Year-Old Boy Charged With Starting Yonkers Fire That Displaced 35

The three-alarm blaze began around 10:15 p.m. Saturday at 191 Saratoga Avenue, a resident said.

08/10/2014

Marc Kimmel, left, hugs Christopher Schneider. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Boy, Father Save Neighbors From Burning House

Ten-year-old Christopher Schneider was at his Ulster Court home in Commack on Monday afternoon when he noticed the house next door was on fire.

07/15/2014

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FDNY: 1 Person Seriously Hurt In East Flatbush Blaze

The FDNY received the call at 1:42 p.m. at 832 Linden Boulevard in East Flatbush and had the blaze under control by 2:07 p.m., fire officials said.

04/14/2014

Firefighters on the scene of a Coney Island blaze that left two cops in critical condition. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sources: Firebugs A Growing Problem At NYCHA Buildings

Fire officials have been putting out more and more fires at at New York City Housing Authority buildings. Residents say kids are often to blame.

04/09/2014

A man falls from a fourth-story window during a fire in Red Hook, Brooklyn, on March 30, 2014. (credit: Instagram/Red Hook_411)

Man Plunges Several Stories, 13 Injured In Brooklyn Fire

Dramatic cellphone video posted to Instagram captured the man falling from his apartment window as firefighters rushed to save him.

03/30/2014

Five people were injured in a fire on the fifth floor of the Wyckoff Gardens building in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, on March 16, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Brooklyn Fire Leaves 3 Children With Serious, Critical Injuries

Firefighters arrived at the Wyckoff Gardens in Boerum Hill just after 2 a.m.

03/16/2014

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Passaic Fire Displaces 50 People

Roughly 50 people were displaced when a fire broke out at a multifamily home in northern New Jersey and then spread to another residence.

03/16/2014

Several fires were set at Rego Park Center in Queens on Feb. 24, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Man Accused Of Setting Several Mall Fires In Queens

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.

02/24/2014

Protesters stand on  barricades at Independence square in Kiev on February 19, 2014.  Protesters braced on February 19 for a fresh assault by riot police in central Kiev after a day of clashes left at least 25 people dead in the worst violence since the start of Ukraine's three-month political crisis. (Credit: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Ukrainians Watch Unrest In Kiev With Anxiety

Ukrainians throughout the Tri-State area have been following developments back in their native land, Skyping with people who are right in the thick of the turmoil in Kiev.

02/19/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out in the high-rise at 500 W. 43rd St. Sunday. (Credit: Keith Lowry /NYCFireWire)

Man Dead, Husband Critically Injured In West Side High-Rise Fire

One man is dead, and another remained hospitalized Sunday night, after a three-alarm fire broke out in a high-rise fire in Midtown Manhattan.

01/05/2014

Mariano Barbosa Jr.

Security Officer Accused Of Setting Multiple Fires At Hotels Where He Worked

FDNY fire marshals have arrested a hotel employee for allegedly setting eight fires over the past four years at two hotels where he worked as a security officer.

09/21/2013

A Hess Gas Station - Hicksville, NY - Dec 7, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Sides Pump Up Arguments Over Gas Station Overhangs

In January, an advisory board of government and fire officials recommended the overhead systems no longer be mandatory.

09/16/2013

Two manhole fires in Queens caused minor injuries and charred two vehicles on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

5 Sent To Hospital After Manhole Fires Erupt In Queens

It happened just after 1 a.m. at the intersection of 75th Street and 88th Avenue in Woodhaven.

08/22/2013

Queens Arson Suspect

Suspect Wanted In Car, Trash Fires In Queens

Police were searching Sunday night for a suspect who set a car on fire, and is also suspected in several trash fires, in the Sunnyside section of Queens.

08/18/2013

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